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Networks continue to evolve to meet the requirements of new applications, while maintaining the security of critical information and resources. The Cisco 12016 Series routers from 2.5-Gbps to n x 10-Gbps capacity per slot helps enable carrier-class IP/MPLS networks while protecting your investments in chassis and line cards.
Integrated core and edge features of the Cisco 12000 Series are managed by the Cisco 12016 Router Manager v3.1, which supports all Cisco 12000 Series line cards, including the newest edge-optimized ATM and Ethernet line cards, the Cisco 4-Port OC-12c/STM-4c ATM ISE Line Card and the Cisco 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet ISE Line Card.
Cisco 12016 Router Manager v3.1 Cisco MPLS Management Information Bases (MIBs) in Cisco IOS to provide management support for evolving service portfolios.
The Cisco 12000 Router Manager v3.1 provides management tools for MPLS-related routing protocols such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and complements service provisioning carried out by the Cisco IP Solution Center.
The element manager routing protocol management tools allow visualization and correction of key device parameters, including routing protocol tables, to trace and identify problems such as misrouting.
In addition to high performance, the Cisco 12016 have a number of significant enhancements that provide compelling customer benefits like 10-Gbps capacity per slot. Comprehensive, carrier-grade network management enables service providers to benefit from these innovations and deploy new technologies and services at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Cisco element managers provide device-level management across Cisco edge and core deployments, including support for MPLS, metro Ethernet, and broadband aggregation. Having great hardware is certainly a major part of a good network, the other primary factor is the providers you select for your backbone.
Ours is 100% NO Cogent network, we have tried to use their service only to find they had less than desirable performance for our clients.
Level 3 operates the first global 10 Gbps (OC-192) seamless, redundant IP backbone. Level 3 has successfully constructed an international fiber optic communications network connecting Europe and the United Sates. A continuously upgradeable network with high-capacity, scalable peering interconnections ensures uncongested connectivity between the world's largest Internet backbone networks. The average latency is 40 milliseconds or less in all regions.
One of the world’s largest Tier 1 IP networks - connecting over 25% of the world's Internet traffic. The Sprint IP backbone has more Autonomous System network connections than any other, with high-speed links that operate up to OC-192 / STM-64 - the fastest speeds available over IP today. Sprint offers more than 1,100 POPs in over 100 countries throughout the world.
SAVVIS' network infrastructure includes one of the largest and most robust virtual private network (VPN) platforms in the world, with over 20,000 fully managed customer end points built on a private and secured global backbone. You can easily combine VPN services with Internet access based on SAVVIS' Tier 1 OC-192 Internet backbone to create a converged network for video, data and Web applications. Most importantly, each application can be assigned the service level it needs, so your applications run at peak performance and you pay only for what you need.