Product:Cisco ISR 4451-X
The ISR 4451-X marries technology from UCS servers, the Catalyst 3500-series switch and the legacy ISR router platforms into a package that can serve multiple roles: WAN router, gateway security and WAN optimization appliance, application server and unified communications hub with support for VoIP call processing and voicemail services. The product's innovative hardware design splits the control and data planes between two multi-core CPUs: a quad-core Xeon E3 and a 10-core Cavium MIPS device handling the data flow. The data plane processor feeds a fabric controller with more than 50Gb of switching bandwidth. Network services like WAN optimization (WAAS) run as containerized VMs, meaning they can be updated or crash without affecting the rest of the system.