Routing

Routing

router is hardware device designed to receive, analyze and move incoming packets to another network. It may also be used to convert the packets to another network interface, drop them, and perform other actions relating to a network. 
Core router
A core router is a router that forwards packets to computer hosts within a network (but not between networks). A core router is sometimes contrasted with an edge router, which routes packets between a self-contained network and other outside networks along a network backbone.
Edge router
An edge router (also called access router) is a network device located at the boundary of a network that connects to external networks, wide area networks (WANs) and the internet. Typically the edge router sends or receives data directly to or from other organizations' networks. The edge router is also the organization's network connection to the internet. In some instances, an organization maintains multiple isolated networks of its own and uses edge routers to link them together instead of using a core router.

Virtual router
Virtual Router, or vRouter, is a software function that replicates in software the functionality of a hardware-based Layer 3 Internet Protocol (IP) routing, which has traditionally used a dedicated hardware device.

Wireless router

Alternatively referred to as a base station and wireless router, an access point is a wireless receiver which enables a user to connect wirelessly to a network or the Internet. This term can refer to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices.

Network Function Virtualization: Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (Enterprise NFV) delivers flexibility and agility by delivering throughput of its software based network service. Through NFV we can be assured of agile, simple, and open network infrastructure that provides faster service delivery at significantly lower costs. NFV allows network administrators to deliver network services in minutes, which used to take months.
Customer use cases:

  • Implement Software Defined WAN:
    • Deploy branch offices quickly
    • Cost reduction and risk mitigation
    • Simplify WAN management
    • Deliver better user experience
  • Branch Virtualization: Converts your critical network functions into software
    • New virtual services faster, in minutes not in months
    • Deploy on any platform: Physical or virtual, multi-vendor
    • Increase network uptime
    • Lower OpEx and CapEx
  • Secure Branch and WAN
    • Simplify branch management
    • Protect branch and customers from security threats
    • Extend visibility into branch network and gain security intelligence
    • Lower costs and boost performance

Routing Products:
Branch:
4000 series ISRs:

800 series ISRs:

Integrated Services Virtual Routers (ISRv)

Meraki MX:

WAN Aggregation & Edge router:  Wide variety of ASR series of routers to offer superior user experience, security and compliance on demand. These ASRs are built to transform network edge to digital era.

Service Provider Edge:  These 12000 series of routers are deployed for edge that scale from 2.5Gbps/slot to 40G/slot, service-enabling carrier IP/MPLS core and edge networks. These routers are designed to deliver top routing performance, QoS and high availability support.

Service Provider Core: Carrier Routing Systems (CRS) provides economical scale, IP & optical convergence with an architecture that delivers 10 times the capacity over 10 years. They use unique self-healing and distributed operating system.

Industrial: Integrated Industrial routers are compact and designed to for harsh environments. Purpose built varieties of router are available for specific environments.

2000 Series: for harsh and rugged environments found in utility and energy industries
1000 Series: used for substations, electric pole tops used for smart metering and distributed automation and remote workforce automation
900 series: For smart city applications, environment monitoring, smart parking, smart metering, smart street lighting, asset tracking.

800 Series: These are used to oversee variety of IoT tasks such as;

  • Distribution automation
  • Pipeline and roadway infrastructure monitoring
  • Highly secure connectivity for remote assets
  • Management of fleet vehicles
  • Mass transit applications


500 Series: Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Industrial Routers (IR500) provides unlicensed 915 MHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band WPAN communications. They help to enable a diverse set of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. These include smart metering, smart grid, distribution automation, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and street lighting.

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Virtual:

Extend your enterprise network to public and private clouds with the virtual routers. Offer routing, security, and network management as cloud services with multitenancy.
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