One year ago, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) announced its new CRS-3 core router.
According to Cisco, over the last year, over 80 customer have adopted the new platform. The total capacity of the CRS-3’s now in deployment adds up to 7.5 petabits per second. The company has also said that both AT&T and Comcast are CRS-3 customers.
One of the key factors driving the adoption of the CRS-3 is the new 100 GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) standard.
“The Cisco CRS-3 is the flagship platform for 100GbE for Cisco,” Stephen Liu, senior manager of service provider marketing for routing and switching solutions at Cisco told InternetNews.com. “It supports a standards-compliant 100GbE interface that’s fully interoperable, as opposed to competitive offerings that are only standards-based and not fully compliant hampering interoperability.”