Fujitsu and Cisco announce high-performance routers for Japanese carriers

May 25, 2006 Tokyo and San Jose, CA -- Fujitsu and Cisco Systems 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. They are the latest products to be delivered through the strategic alliance between the two companies announced in December 2004.

May 25, 2006 Tokyo and San Jose, CA -- Fujitsu and Cisco
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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. They 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 XR operating system.
Offering what the companies claim is highly secure virtualization, continuous system operation and multi-service scalability, the Fujitsu and Cisco XR 12400 series provides intelligent routing systems that scale from 2.5- to 10-Gbit/sec capacity per slot to enable construction of next-generation IP/multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networks.

The four models comprising the new series cover a range of switching capacities, from 80 Gbits/sec to 320 Gbits/sec, and each slot has a capacity of up to 10 Gbits/sec. Future models in the Fujitsu and Cisco XR12000 series will have per-slot capacities in the tens of Gbits/sec.

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 addition of multi-shelf capability enables switching capacity of 2.5 Tbits/sec. In the future, the 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 Tbits/sec, say the companies.

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 (GMPLS) functionality and secure domain router (SDR) 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) guarantees and other features that respond to the requirements of Japanese telecommunications carriers.

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