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Building Service-Aware Networks: The Next-Generation WAN/MAN by Muhammad Afaq Khan - CCIE No. 9070

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Chapter 5. System Overview and Carrier-Class Attributes

This chapter provides foundational knowledge you need to understand about the ASR 1000 system hardware and software (before you investigate the configuration details in later chapters). Previous chapters discussed how various business trends are causing enterprise networks to change and how crucial it is to select the right platform for a WAN architecture. This chapter begins with an overview of the ASR 1000 series routers, including a look at various architectural and technological enhancements, and then discusses what makes this series a true carrier-class product. The chapter then finishes with a more detailed look at both hardware and software components.

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