Borderless networks a reality

Cisco implements first phase in new architecture concept

October 21, 2009

Cisco implements first phase in new architecture concept

Cisco today introduced its Borderless Networks Architecture and a five-phase plan designed to help deliver services and applications anywhere on any device at anytime.

As the first proof point of its Borderless Networks architecture, Cisco announced the second generation of its Integrated Services Router, the ISR G2.

“Networking has always been at the core of Cisco’s business. We have a long history of excellence and innovation in networking and we continue to bring customers new capabilities, including new technologies enabling video, collaboration, virtualisation and mobility,” said Brett Galloway, senior vice president for Cisco’s Wireless, Security and Routing Technology Group. “Our ISR G2 router line significantly increases our customers’ ability to capitalize on these key business and technology trends. Our core networking business remains as strategic and as vitally important to us, as it does to those we serve,” he added.

The Cisco ISR G2 portfolio offers as much as five times the performance of its predecessor, the Cisco ISR, the industry’s most widely deployed router, with more than seven million units sold since it was introduced in 2004.

“Building on Cisco’s branch office heritage, the Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 delivers a borderless network experience through service virtualisation, new video-ready capabilities and operational excellence,” said Richard Palmer, senior vice president for Cisco’s Access Routing Group. “High-performance, secure collaboration across time zones and devices with rich-media services will allow businesses to meet changing needs and increase employee productivity,” he added.