New Cisco CRS Elastic Core Solution Improves Internet Efficiency With Programmability

October 3, 2012 by  

Web Hosting ServicesSAN JOSE, CA – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced new elastic core networking capabilities that enable service providers to cost-effectively launch and scale revenue-generating services within minutes instead of months.

The new solution includes the industry’s first integrated coherent 100 Gbps Internet Protocol over dense wave division multiplexing (IPoDWDM) and Cisco’s new nLight™ technology for the industry-leading Cisco® Carrier Routing System (CRS).

Cisco nLight technology converges IP and optical transport networks by introducing programmability to minimize network complexity, while maximizing service intelligence and monetization opportunities. This capability significantly reduces network total cost of ownership and is a key element of the Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) framework. Cisco ONE fully integrates an operator’s underlying network infrastructure with application environments, creating opportunities to deliver application-specific services.

With elastic core capabilities, service providers of all sizes can cost-effectively deploy multi-chassis routing configurations, which makes it easier to scale services.

CESNET, the national research and education network which connects close to 100 science, research and education institutions in the Czech Republic, is now seamlessly transitioning to the Cisco CRS with 100 Gbps coherent IPoDWDM solution, using Cisco’s nLight technology.

According to the most recent Cisco® Visual Networking Index Forecast, global IP traffic has increased eightfold in the last five years and will increase threefold over the next five years. With this exploding traffic growth, combined with complex traffic patterns, service providers are seeking core solutions that deliver converged IP and optical networks, for agility and efficiency and to provide bandwidth scale to interconnect data centers.

The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The association is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET Large Infrastructure for research and education. With its research activities and accomplishments, CESNET represents the Czech Republic in international projects, most notably the pan-European GÉANT network building project and grid projects (, and participates actively in their implementation.

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