A9K-4X100GE Cisco ASR 9000 4-port 100GE LAN Line Card
Cisco ASR 9000 4-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet LAN line card delivers line-rate 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports to any slot of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router. This line card provides carrier-class reliability and is designed to remove bandwidth bottlenecks in the network that are caused by a large increase in Video-on-Demand (VoD), IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud services traffic. This 4-port 100 Gigabit line card uses 100G Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable (QSFP) optics. It also provides the flexibility to break 100GE ports into four 10GE channels for a total of 16 10GE channels per line card. Using a “green design,” this low powered line card further allows customers put an unused slice in power-saving mode to reduce power consumption. With these capabilities, the ASR 9000 Series 4-port 100-GE LAN line card provides the fundamental infrastructure for scalable Carrier Ethernet and IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) networks, promoting profitable business, residential, and mobile services.