Cisco announces 12000 Terabit system

Cisco Systems yesterday announced its 12000 Terabit System, an architecture designed to help service providers scale up their Internet Protocol infrastructure.

The 12000 Terabit System offers modular, nondisruptive system scalability to 5 terabits per second (5T bps), according to a statement from Cisco. The 12000 Terabit System is managed as a single routing node, which simplifies POP (point-of-presence) architecture and cuts costs, according to Cisco. Cisco IOS is the software foundation for the architecture, the company said.

The chief component of the new architecture, the 12016 GSR router, will ship this month with pricing starting at $US65,000, the company said.

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