When Cisco announced the CRS-1 core router (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5763/index.html) in 2004, more than a few people predicted that the company would sell no more than 50. Today, less than five years later, Cisco has shipped in excess of 3000.That’s called exceeding expectations.In a huge way. And it’s nothing new.In fact, 100 had been shipped after the CRS-1 had been on the market for just one year. The figure reached 900 by mid-2007, and it surpassed 3000 just 18 months after that -60 times that original prediction . . . and still going.Also, Cisco has shipped more than 150 multi-chassis units of the CRS-1 to address growing customer demands for network efficiencies. Why? Well, Cisco’s prediction of exponential growth in IP traffic -as detailed in its Visual Networking Index -has been proven correct. Traffic growth is being driven by increased network, service and application convergence to facilitate delivery of video services. The CRS-1 supports this growth with its capacity and ability to provide network efficiencies and support network virtualization.Don’t believe it? You can ask some of the more than 300 customers that have purchased CRS-1s (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5763/products_press_coverage_list.html).
Over the last couple of years, Cisco has been aggressively sharing our vision and strategy for the consumer market. Last week at CES was a significant milestone for us in the consumer market. We made a variety of announcements that deliver on our vision/strategy of enabling people to live a connected life that is more personal, more social and more visual by utilizing the network as the platform for easily sharing experiences across devices, locations and applications.
Today is day two of Cscape, our annual analyst event, and the analyst interest in Cisco Collaboration is staggering. They are talking about it, twittering on it, and blogging on it. Collaboration via WebEx Connect, Cisco Mail, UC, TelePresence, mobility as an enabler. Good stuff!! Make sure to check out the Cisco Collaboration blog to hear the latest thoughts from our Collaboration executive team.http://blogs.cisco.com/collaboration
Hear form Blair Pleasant, President & Principal Analyst, COMMfusion on Cisco’s C-Scape event.
In the latest C-Scape Collaboration blog, Cisco’s Kara Wilson, VP, Unified Communications Marketing talks about openness and interoperability as part of Cisco’s DNA. We welcome your thoughts and comments.http://blogs.cisco.com/collaboration