Cisco Chosen For Next-Generation Network
The Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers is chosen for Canada's fastest research and education network.
As reported on Market Watch, Cisco (CSCO) announced that the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) has chosen the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers for its new Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) upgrade. The upgrades are expected to lower operating costs, advance the pace of research and support new technologies and applications. In addition, these improvements will more greatly support advanced applications, distance learning, data mining, global collaboration and distributed computing.
"Dr. Darin Graham, ORION president and CEO '100G is a significant technology milestone for ORION, particularly given the explosive growth we are seeing in our network usage. The network is essential to the day-to-day activities of our leading research and education institutions, engaged in world-leading research, innovation and scientific discovery.' Mark Kummer, vice president, service provider, Cisco Canada 'ORION is investing in technologies that will make a difference over the long term through improved efficiencies. The technologies create next-generation learning environments and advance the pace of research and innovation by Ontario's leading research and education facilities.'"