Ericsson releases new router with multi-dimensional scalability
- New addition to Smart Services Router 8000 family, SSR 8010, offers flexibility in capacity planning, lower total cost of ownership and energy efficiency
- SSR 8010 offers concurrent scalability in data plane and control plane, as well as the ability to add the most demanding applications
- Ericsson’s SSR 8000 family offers operators complete flexibility to design their networks with both centralized and distributed architectures
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announces the launch of its SSR 8010 Smart Services Router (SSR), the latest addition to the SSR 8000 family and a key component of its portfolio of 4th-generation IP networking solutions launched in 2011. The portfolio is ideal for mobile and fixed IP backhaul that can aggregate 2G, 3G, 4G and fixed access traffic.
The 10-slot SSR 8010 complements the 20-slot SSR 8020, enabling operators to deploy the SSR family in different parts of the network: IP Edge and aggregation. The SSR 8010 consumes only 3.3 watts per gigabit of traffic throughput and is best suited for applications where 10 available slots will be optimal to meet current capacity and upcoming growth - for example in metro networks. Capacity planning will drive the decision and a customer can deploy both 8010 and 8020 nodes in the same network. The SSR 8010’s smaller footprint provides additional flexibility for operators to deploy networks with distributed architectures.
SSR 8000 family routers offer different footprints while using the same universal slots, hosting the same hardware and software components, and using a common management system. Supporting the same IP applications with routers of different sizes gives operators flexibility in network design and reduces the total cost of ownership through savings on expenses such as spares, training, space and power. One SSR rack can host two SSR 8010s or one SSR 8020.
As network traffic continues to increase exponentially, the traditional approach of building networks with more capacity than required will become prohibitively expensive. Smart Services Routers enable network operators to cost-effectively meet the 4th-generation IP network requirements of smartness, simplicity, superior performance and scalability.
Jan Häglund, Head of Product Area IP & Broadband, Ericsson, says: “The introduction of the SSR 8010 highlights Ericsson’s ongoing focus on developing 4th-generation IP solutions that can scale in multiple dimensions - data, control and service. Given we anticipate that the traffic between data centers and end users will quadruple to close to 1,000 exabytes annually by 2016, demand for smart solutions of this type is expected to be strong.”
The SSR 8010 and SSR 8020 are both part of Ericsson’s Multi-Service Packet Backbone (MPBN) solution, a purpose-built and verified turn-key solution for converged transport and services. Smart Services Routers can scale to meet the bandwidth needs of even the most demanding applications.
The SSR 8010 will be commercially available in Q3 2012.
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