Much of the activity on this side over the past month has been around the introduction of the ASR 9000 System. As I highlighted in my earlier post, the System is Super & Simple, creating a new standard of performance -96 Tbps for the Edge (and a new standard for efficiency) – delivering up to 70% cost savings than competitive platforms, which translates to bottom line benefits for the providers.
In fact, the list of the customers which are taking advantage of the benefits delivered by the ASR 9000 is not only in excess of 500, but is continuing to expand. NTT Plala, Tata, Comcast, Cox, and Fastweb were announced last month, with more anticipated soon.
But in the midst all of the press activity around the news and momentum the platform is having with customers, we are also able to sit down with a range of industry and financial analysts to dive deeper about what the ASR 9000 System can do for a service provider’s network and business.
Brendan Gibbs, our Senior Director of Product Marketing for our SP Edge Routing Portfolio and an all-around great guy, had the chance to sit down in a “hot-seat” session with ACG Research’s co-founder Ray Mota (who, while also a nice guy, is pretty intimidating, too, since, as a former elite baseball player, his hands are so big he could palm my face…and because of the fact that he has a chair that in and of itself is called a “hot seat”) for a discussion into the details of the ASR 9000 System announcement.
Among the topics they cover in the video are:
- What’s new about the ASR 9000 System announcement?
- Details into the math – just how is 96Tbps achieved?
- Application requirements behind the need for the ASR 9000 System
- Innovations behind the ASR 9000 and how they stretch the system’s lead over competitors
- The availability of various aspects of the system to benefit SP networks
Look to SP360 for more ASR 9000 news in the coming weeks and throughout the next year, along with a range of other innovations to build the next generation of the Internet.
Until then, thanks, as always, for reading.