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Kick-Off! Beautifully Engineered

September 21, 2009 - 0 Comments

fall colorsI live in Texas. It’s getting to be Fall (translation: only 85o F today). And, well, as much as I’m a Formula One (Go Ferrari!) and soccer (or what most of the world calls ‘real football’) guy – here in the Lone Star State, Fall signifies the end of summer holiday, the start of school, and roaringly means that U.S. Football begins (Hook ’em!).

As with any sport played at a high level, there is a master plan of plays (the ‘Xs’ and the ‘Os’) that every team follows. Hours upon hours of preparation and engineering, if you will, create the blitzes, improvisations, and goal line stands that can transform a “game” into an “experience” for hundreds of thousands of people.

Much like a well designed game plan and honed physique, the Cisco ASR 9000 series router is beautifully engineered for the impending zettabyte era. There’s so much to this router that is extremely innovative, but because that innovation is often lost in very technical language and a sea of acronyms, it can be tough for many (my non-engineering self included) to fully appreciate it. That’s why I’m eager to introduce to you the “Beautifully Engineered” video series – short videos giving you analogies and word pictures articulating the unique building blocks and differentiators of the world’s most powerful edge router.

Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll introduce more in this series to help explain how the beautiful engineering of the ASR 9000 can enable providers to transform your network experiences, so stay tuned.

And as always, tell me what you think, let us know what topics you would like to see explained through this series, and put in your thoughts as to what team Texas will face this year in the National Championship game.

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