Posted by: Mudassir Ali | February 16, 2011

Encourage customers to move to ISR G2 Routers

The End of Sale (EoS) and End of Life (EoL) of the Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISR) 1841, 2800, and 3800 Series public announcement date is on Nov. 1, 2010,

with an effective End-of-Sale date of Nov. 1, 2011.

Cisco ISR G2 key benefits over the ISR G1

Key Benefits Cisco ISR Cisco ISR G2
WAN Performance Up to 45Mbps with Services Up to 350Mbps with Services
Network Processor Single Core Multicore
Service Module Performance and Capacity Up to 160GB storage Up to 7X with dual core and 1TB of storage
On-board DSPs Voice Voice + Video
Integrated Switching Fast Ethernet with POE. Based on Catalyst 3560/3750 FE/GE Ethernet with EPOE Based on Catalyst 3560X /2960S
IOS Image Multiple Single Universal IOS image
Service Delivery Hardware Coupled Services On-Demand
Redundancy Single Motherboard Field upgradeable Motherboards (3900 Series), Redundant power supplies
Key Benefits[?] EnergyWise EnergyWise with slot based controls

Q. What are some of the key reasons customers choose to migrate from the ISR G1 to ISR G2 platforms today?

A. Key elements driving the migration to the ISR G2’s today are:

Video in the Network: Designed to deliver video to remote locations – enable video streaming, conferencing, transcoding, trans-rating using PVDM3 DSPs

Services On-Demand: Offers a flexible model to deploy applications in the branch without a separate truck-roll, decoupling purchase cycles for router and Services Ready Engine (SRE) module from the application

Migration to Ethernet WAN: ISR G2s offer 3-8x higher performance than previous generation ISR platforms and the broadest range of WAN options

Increasing scale of UC deployments: ISR G2 roughly double the scale of CME and SRST support up to 450 and 1,500 phones & up to 24 T1/E1s for voice gateway functions

Optimizing WAN usage: With WAAS on SRE or Wide-Area Application Services (WAAS) Express, enhancing application performance and richer-media experience in remote locations with low-speed links

SIP Trunking: ISR G2 routers with CUBE features act as Session Border Controllers to allow customers to migrate from TDM to SIP trunking environments, scaling up to 2,500 SIP sessions

Securing the Branch: Delivers most comprehensive architectures for VPN deployment between sites along with Stateful Firewall and UTM capabilities for remote locations

Q. What are some of the key business drivers for migration at the Branch office?

A. Some of the key business drivers are:

• Geographical expansion/consolidation including mergers or reorganization

• Regulatory compliance-PCI, HIPPA, SOX, physical security, etc

• New business models-innovative service, production process, QA projects

• Increased employee productivity initiatives, cost savings

• Training, distance learning or e-learning projects

• Green initiatives to reduce energy use and promote sustainability

Q. What are some of the key technical drivers for migration at the Branch office?

A. Some of the key technical drivers are:

• Current and near future End of Software and hardware support for Cisco 1600, 1700, 2600, 3600, 3700 Series routers

• Planned deployment of video & rich-media collaboration in the Branch

• Data center consolidation (support remote office application performance)

• Pervasive wireless or new types of mobile devices requiring 802.11n coverage

• New security initiatives such as threat defense, video surveillance


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