I really don’t envy the Cisco ISR team. It is really tough to be a leader and still out perform yourselves on a consistent basis. One could argue there is nowhere to go but down. I think is cool that TechWiseTV has been around long enough to chronicle the changes over time. Heck, many of our favorite engineers have been around the entire time as well..that gives us the unique ability to tell a story that can both respect and hopefully contrast the evolution in an appreciative way.
We recently had a chance to showcase the new ISR 4000 Series. ISR remains the acronym for this family as it stands in for ‘Integrated Services Router.’ I am sure we made this argument before, but one way to characterize this one is to see just how much the innovation swings towards the ‘I’ and the ’S’ these days. It makes sense. There is only so much one can do from a pure routing perspective, especially if you consider that speeds and feeds will grow naturally with the rest of the market and nobody pays the Cisco premium for just keeping up with the Joneses.
This new series is a compliment to the old family line referred to as the ISR G2. We covered that one back in 2009 with episode 53 ‘The Router is Dead. Long Live the Router.’ It is fun, for me anyway, to go back and see if my superlatives have gotten any less superlative.
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