The Royal Router

April 25, 2011 - 5 Comments

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.”

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  1. someone should have bought the royal couple this router as a gift :)…. if only i was invited!

  2. You blew the roof off on this shingle of a blog. Wow it would take a tornado to compete with this info

  3. Planning your royal wedding and not sure what telecom gear to use to connect your castle to the TV station for the global …The Royal Router

  4. I think you meant 6.4Tbps? No need to insult the lady.

  5. For extra authenticity use a butler with an English accent.
    And good call on using “trust” instead of “obey”.
    We’re not sure yet what Kate will say on the big day.

    btw – do you have any market research on who watches these clips and on how many have IT procurement responsibilities or influence?