Cisco Launches the Integrated Services Routers Generation 2: Getting Branch Ready for Tomorrow's Operation
This IDC Flash discusses Cisco's announcement of the launch of its second-generation integrated services routers (ISRs), the ISR G2. As the first proof point of its Borderless Networks Architecture, the ISR G2 is designed to deliver integrated network services, such as data, voice, video, wireless, and security, at branch offices.
The ISR G2's key selling proposition is that it enables the branch/remote office for tomorrow's business applications, such as business video and cloud services via a single platform. Additionally, Cisco believes the ISR G2 will assist in the reducing of the total cost of ownership (TCO) across the ICT landscape with its new single universal integrated office system (IOS) Image 15.0 management system and its on-demand services capability. IDC believes that the ISR G2 is the last piece of the holistic next-generation networking puzzle that Cisco has been strategically reinventing over the last two years, which boasts new architecture technology from the datacenter to the remote office. Paid research.