While it’s clear not all routers have a sense of humor, the Cisco ASR 9000 seems to be the exception. Ever since its launch, it has positioned itself as the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and Father’s Day. (I’ll note that on those occasions, even when I had the ASR9000 at the top of my wish list, I only received a Whitman’s Sampler and a neck tie, but no carrier class hardware. Come on, what’s a guy to do to get up to 6.4 Tbps around here?!)
I’m not sure if being the life of the party has helped the ASR 9000 become the industry’s leading Edge router, but its popular personality and unmatched capabilities I’ll bet have helped it get an invite to the royal wedding this Friday. Or, at least be the router invited to connect the video of the wedding to the TV network for a broadcast to an estimated 2.3 billion people.
Maybe I can attend as its “plus one.”