At the heart of every service providers business is their core networking infrastructure. To be carrier grade, infrastructure solutions have to be reliable, resilient, flexible and scalable with massive capacity. CCS delivers best-of-breed infrastructure solutions that meet all of these criteria.
CCS’s service provider core infrastructure portfolio is made up of solutions that have been proven by the industry to deliver the performance and reliability that is critical to carrier grade infrastructure. Additionally, CCS’s service provider core infrastructure portfolio is comprised of solutions that have evolved with the industries ever-changing needs and take advantage of continuous technology advancements.
For Carriers that require high interface density and network resources, CCS positions the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000 Series). The Cisco ASR 9000 Series represent an exciting new paradigm in edge and core routing, with exceptional scalability, carrier-class reliability, environmentally conscious design, incredible flexibility, and an attractive price-to-performance benchmark. The Cisco ASR 9000 Series has a wide product portfolio, ranging from the Cisco ASR 9001 (2RU) to the Cisco ASR 9922 (44RU), with each system designed to provide true carrier-class reliability using the Cisco IOS XR operating system, comprehensive system redundancy, and a full complement of network resiliency schemes. The Cisco ASR 9000 Series also offers service and application-level intelligence focused on optimised video delivery and mobile aggregation. Finally, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series is designed to simplify and enhance the operational and deployment aspects of service-delivery networks.
If a Service Provider requires specific services such as Broadband Aggregation, IPSec Tunnelling or Carrier Grade Nat CCS recommends Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers. Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers aggregate multiple WAN connections and network services, including encryption and traffic management, and forward them across WAN connections at line speeds from 2.5 to 200 Gbps. The routers contain both hardware and software redundancy in an industry-leading high-availability design.
The Cisco ASR 1000 Series supports Cisco IOS XE Software, a modular operating system with modular packaging, feature velocity, and powerful resiliency. The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Embedded Services Processors (ESPs), which are based on Cisco QuantumFlow Processor technology, accelerate many advanced features such as crypto-based access security; Network Address Translation (NAT), thread defence with Cisco Zone-Based Firewall (ZBFW), deep packet inspection (DPI), Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE), and a diverse set of data centre interconnect (DCI) features. These services are implemented in Cisco IOS XE Software without the need for additional hardware support. The Cisco ASR 1000 is a very versatile box and essential to CCS’s core infrastructure portfolio.
When a low-to-medium interface density and network resources are required, CCS positions the Cisco ASR 900 Series Aggregation Services routers. Cisco ASR 900 routers are full-featured, modular aggregation platforms. They’re designed for the cost-effective delivery of converged mobile, residential, and business services. You get redundancy, a shallow depth, low power consumption, and high service scale in routers packed with useful features and optimised for small aggregation and remote point-of-presence (POP) applications.
The Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V (CSR 1000V) shares several features with the Cisco ASR 1000. As a result, CCS endorses the CSR 1000V as an alternative to the ASR 1000 for several use cases where it makes sense the customer. The CSR 1000V is a virtual-form-factor router that delivers comprehensive WAN gateway and network services functions into virtual and cloud environments. Using familiar, industry-leading Cisco IOS XE Software networking capabilities, the CSR 1000V enables enterprises to transparently extend their WANs into provider-hosted clouds. Similarly, cloud providers themselves can use it to offer enterprise-class networking services to their tenants or customers.
For Carriers that require high interface density and network resources and want an alternative to Cisco, CCS will position the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR). The Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR is a high-performance, multiservice edge router designed for the concurrent delivery of advanced residential, business and mobile services on a common IP edge platform.
Similar to how the CSR1000V can be portioned as an alternative to the ASR 1000, the Alcatel-Lucent Virtualized Service Router (VSR) can be postioned as an alternative the the Alcatel 7750 SR for sertain used cases. The Alcatel VSR is a highly flexible virtualised IP edge router architected and optimised for x86 server environments. The VSR enables rapid service innovation, extends service reach, opens new markets, and accelerates time to market. It also lowers operating costs with a homogenised physical infrastructure.