Fujitsu and Cisco Introduce New High-Performance Routers for IP Next-Generation Networks.Tokyo, Japan and San Jose San Jose, city, United States
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CSCO Chief Supply Chain Officer ) today announced the release of the co-branded "Fujitsu and Cisco XR12400" series (four models) of high-performance routers specifically designed for the needs of the Japanese market. These are the latest products to be delivered through the strategic alliance between the two companies announced in December 2004. Like the "Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1" Carrier Routing System, which was introduced in May 2005, the new series runs on the next-generation Cisco IOS Cisco IOS (originally Internetwork Operating System) is the software used on the vast majority of Cisco Systems routers and all current Cisco network switches. IOS is a package of routing, switching, internetworking and telecommunications functions tightly integrated with a XR operating system. Offering highly secure virtualization An umbrella term for enhancing a computer's ability to do work. Following are the ways virtualization is used.
Partitioning the computer's memory into separate and isolated "virtual machines" simulates multiple machines within one physical computer. , continuous system operation and multi-service scalability, the Fujitsu and Cisco XR 12400 series provides intelligent routing solutions that scale from 2.5 to 10 Gbps capacity per slot, to enable construction of next-generation IP/multiprotocol label switching (MPLS (1) (MultiProtocol Lambda Switching) The earlier name for GMPLS. See GMPLS.
(2) (MultiProtocol Label Switching) A standard from the IETF for including routing information in the packets of an IP network. )(*1) networks.
In addition, the companies announced that the Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1 will be made available with multi-shelf capability, enabling carriers to scale networks in response to anticipated increases in traffic volumes.
The enhanced product lineup will enable the companies to provide routing system solutions ideally suited to meet the particular needs of telecommunications carrier customers in Japan.
1. Introduction of the new Fujitsu and Cisco XR12400 series
As with the Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1, the new Fujitsu and Cisco XR12400 series runs on the next-generation Cisco IOS XR operating system, delivering high performance, reliability, flexibility and scalability. The four models that comprise the new series cover a range of switching capacities, from 80 Gbps to 320 Gbps, and each slot has a capacity of up to 10 Gbps. Future models in the Fujitsu and Cisco XR12000 series will have per-slot capacities in the tens of Gbps.
2. Addition of multi-shelf capability for the Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1
The addition of multi-shelf capability enables switching capacity of 2.5 Tbps. In the future, Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1 will be able to accommodate 2 to 72 line-card shelves and 1 to 8 fabric shelves, with a total switching capacity of up to 92 Tbps.
3. Functional enhancement of Cisco IOS XR operating system
Both the new Fujitsu and Cisco XR12400 (all four models) and the Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1 come loaded with the latest version of the Cisco IOS XR operating system, which supports generalized multiprotocol label switching (networking) Multiprotocol Label Switching - (MPLS) A packet switching protocol developed by the IETF. Initially developed to improve switching speed, other benefits are now seen as being more important. (GMPLS (Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching) In a WDM optical networking system, it is the ability to route a data transmission based on the wavelength of light that carries it. )(*2) functionality and secure domain router (SDR See software defined radio. )(*3) functionality for high scalability.
Fujitsu and Cisco worked together on developing this version of the Cisco IOS XR with a special focus on meeting the demanding reliability standards of Japanese telecommunications carriers. The newly released version also includes traffic-analysis functions essential for delivering service-level agreement (SLA (1) (StereoLithography Apparatus) See 3D printing.
(2) (Service Level Agreement) A contract between the provider and the user that specifies the level of service expected during its term. )(*4) guarantees and other features that respond to the requirements of Japanese telecommunications carriers.
Initiatives by Fujitsu and Cisco to Support IP Next-Generation Networks
In addition to their joint marketing activities in Japan, Fujitsu and Cisco continue to strengthen their collaborative activities to improve quality control and rapid emergency response in order to provide the solutions that customers expect.
Taking advantage of its leading-edge technology, expertise and resources, Fujitsu is cultivating staff to provide top-level services to support the Fujitsu and Cisco co-branded offerings. To date, over 60 people within the Fujitsu Group have earned the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE See Cisco certification. )(*5) certification. Fujitsu is committed to supporting the telecommunications industry through its advanced technological capability and solid services.
*1: MPLS: multiprotocol label switching : A high-speed and secure packet transmission technology for large-scale IP networks. MPLS realizes high-speed transmission and network security by adding labels controlling destination addresses to IP packets.
*2: GMPLS: generalized multiprotocol label switching: A technology that extends MPLS onto all layers of the network: TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) A technology that transmits multiple signals simultaneously over a single transmission path. Each lower-speed signal is time sliced into one high-speed transmission. (Time Division Multiplexing (communications) time division multiplexing - (TDM) A type of multiplexing where two or more channels of information are transmitted over the same link by allocating a different time interval ("slot" or "slice") for the transmission of each channel. I.e. ), switching (SONET/SDH), wavelength switching (Lambda), and physical port switching (Fiber). Basic MPLS provides a control mechanism using fixed-length labels onto IP packets. GMPLS extends these labels to address the optical layer, enabling both data and optical signals to be transmitted over multiple layers, increasing data capacity and integrating network control.
*3: SDR: secure domain router: Secure domain routers (SDRs) provide a means of partitioning a router into multiple, independent routers. Secure domain routers, although partitioned within a router, have dedicated resources providing a high degree of availability. Each SDR partition is achieved through use of dedicated route processors and line cards.
*4: SLA: service-level agreement: An agreement between a telecommunications carrier and a customer over the quality of service to be provided and standards to be met.
*5: CCIE: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert: Cisco's highest level of technical qualification.
About Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported
consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com
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