Happy 5th Birthday, CRS-1
When CRS-1 was introduced in May 2004, most industry observers felt the market would never need the routers scalability and intelligence. Five years later, Internet traffic has increased eight-fold, and CRS-1 continues to serve as the foundation of the most advanced telecommunications networks in the world. In all, Cisco has shipped 3,200 CRS-1 units, to over 300 customers, in over 40 countries, on every continent in the world with the exception of Antarctica. South Pole, here we come! Tony Bates, SVP and GM of the Cisco Service Provider Group, shares the journey of managing the development of the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, on the five-year anniversary of the product.