Rich Gore

Cisco IT@Work Case Study:

Migrating the Cisco WAN to the Cisco 7600 Series Router

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Cisco Information Technology October 6, 2003
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Overview
• Challenge—WAN Growth
Traffic growth, new applications drove Cisco® to higher WAN speeds

• Solution—Cisco 7600 Series Router for high-speed WAN
Cisco 7600 Series supports OC-12, STM-4, with good features, performance, migration path

• Results—Cisco 7600 Series now backbone of global WAN
10 pairs of Cisco 7600 Series routers deployed globally WAN availability at all-time high in 2003 (99.999%)

• Next Steps—Cisco 7600 Series supports new WAN technologies
MPLS VPN, QoS, SSM support added easily

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Challenge—WAN Growth
• WAN utilization was growing rapidly
Average total utilization across global WAN links doubling every 9 months OC-3 between San Jose and RTP nearing 50% utilization in 2002

• New peer-to-peer applications being added
IP telephony

IP video
E-working/collaboration tools

• Cisco® 7200 and 7500 series routers don’t handle above OCCAPNet Growth 3, STM-1
Avg Total Utilization (Mbps)
Global 300 250 200 150 100 50 0
Q4 00 Q1 01 Q2 01 Q3 01 Q4 01 Q1 02 Q2 02

US

EMEA

AP

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Fiscal Year

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Solution—Cisco 7600 Router for OC-12 WAN
• New WAN design required OC-12 connectivity
• Underlying LAN platform is Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 Series switch and router • Cisco 7600 Series Router is based on Catalyst 6500 Series technology, with support for higher speeds and higher OC-x and STM-x port connections • Cisco 7600 Series supported all required interfaces, with a small footprint, a reliable track record, and a good migration plan • Cisco IT selected the Cisco 7600 Series Router to support the backbone of our global OC-12 / STM-3 / OC-3 / STM-1 WAN for 2003
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Cisco WAN Hub Site Architecture
Carrier OC-3 or OC-12
7606 7606

Carrier OC-3 or OC-12

6509 T-1 DS-3 OC-3 OC-12

6509

to SJ Metro Ring

7200
Services

7200

Gigabit Ethernet

< 10 3640 3640s 3640s 7200s 7200s

Cisco® Offices
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Results—Cisco 7600 Series Is Backbone of Global WAN
• Ten pairs of Cisco® 7600 Series routers now in global WAN backbone:
Seven pairs in the United States
Three pairs in Europe

• Performance and availability have been excellent
In 2002, Global WAN links had 99.99% availability
In 2003, Global WAN links had 99.999% availability in some quarters

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Cisco 7600 Series in Global WAN

London
Kanata Denver Chicago NYC

Amsterdam
MPLS

Brussels Tokyo San Jose
Dallas Atlanta

RTP

Leased Line (DS-3)

Singapore

ATM DS-3 OC-3 / STM-1 SONET OC-12 / STM-4 SONET

Sydney

Cisco 7600 Router

Cisco 7200 / 7500

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Next Steps—Cisco 7600 Series Supports New Technologies
• WAN migrated to MPLS VPN in EMEA
Cisco® 7600 Series routers deployed in Amsterdam, London, and Brussels to handle STM-4 and STM-1 circuits into MPLS provider network

• QoS supported on the WAN
Voice, video, control, normal, and batch data traffic Cisco 7600 Series handling QoS (CBWFQ) traffic marked at edge

• Source Specific Multicast and IGMPv3 support added to Cisco 7600 Series (and other routers) in WAN
Simplified multicast architecture adds to stability

• Each feature supported in Cisco IOS® Software, required no hardware upgrade

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