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Why Cisco Routers? How to Choose a Cisco Router? How Much?
Aug 18 , 2022 2018

Nowadays, people must be familiar with the router. At that time, the router was popular and purchased by many people. This article is mainly about Cisco routers, which are an integrated multi-service router, a welfare integrated service network router, and a rewarded network router. So what are the advantages of Cisco routers? What is the price? how to choose? Follow the small series to find out.


The advantages of Cisco routers

1. Advantages of integrated applications

Today's businesses want their networks to support all forms of media, as well as emerging wireless and wired devices. To meet these challenges, the network must be intelligent and integrate advanced applications into systems that are adaptable, popular, and collaborative. This solution has the following advantages:

  1. Increase productivity and optimize application delivery with enhanced video collaboration and rich media services;

  2. Provide an integrated security solution that makes the network a control point to block and respond to security threats;

  3. Use mobility to help employees make decisions faster and collaborate anywhere, anytime.

2. Improve processes with systematic solutions

Systematic solutions bring together smart applications within and between services. It brings together voice, security, routing and application services to make processes smarter and more automated. The results are as follows:

  1. Security protection goes deep into the network and various applications;

  2. Provide higher quality of service (QoS) for data, voice and video traffic;

  3. Shorten time and improve work efficiency;

  4. Make better use of network resources.

This solution is based on a platform with extended flexibility created by Cisco routers. With these routers, enterprises can quickly and securely access current mission-critical applications, regardless of size, while also laying the foundation for enterprise growth.

Cisco routers have the following advantages:

  1. Integrated system solutions for embedded services that accelerate application deployment and reduce cost and complexity;

  2. Embedding security and voice services in a single routing system;

  3. Industry's first combination of concurrent data, voice and video services for secure wire speed

  4. Unparalleled service performance and investment protection

3. Provide a platform for intelligent networks

In addition to providing a platform that helps optimize application and communication delivery, Cisco routers also: Provide the lowest total cost of ownership and the highest return on investment. Cisco's second-generation integrated services router (ISR G2) reduces operating costs by 50% to 75% annually; provides a wireless LAN solution framework that leverages the tools, knowledge, and resources of the wired infrastructure; supports multi-service solutions for branch offices , guarantee performance, scalability, availability and reliability; provide industry-leading service density, bandwidth, availability and performance options with flexible and flexible configuration methods;


How to choose a Cisco router?

Experience one: first set the rough frame

Although Cisco's product line is very long, its product specifications are numerous and dazzling, nowhere to go. However, the author believes that it has done a good job of distinguishing different products by series. Each series has the same scope of application. Therefore, when selecting a Cisco router device, the network administrator can not consider what type of router he needs. First consider what kind of scale your company is in; whether the router is used in the head office or branch office. After the rough frame is determined, select the appropriate product in this framework. It will undoubtedly have the effect of doing more with less. It can give network administrators a lot of detours.

1. Consider the size of the company

The purchase of routers has a lot to do with the size of the company. If the company is large, the traffic to and from the router will be more. At this time, the router needs to have a relatively high throughput. In addition, if the company is relatively large, it will often require some relatively high-end applications. If you need to deploy a web conferencing system in your enterprise, etc., this also requires the support of high-end routers.

When Cisco plans its own product line, it is also clearly defined in this regard. For example, the routers of the Cisco 1800 series mainly serve small offices; and the 2800 series routers are mainly for the medium-sized enterprises; if your company is a large-scale enterprise with an annual output value of several billion and thousands of employees Enterprises need to use the 4500 series of router devices, which provide better data throughput and security.

Therefore, if the network administrator defines the size of the enterprise, it can greatly reduce the scope when the Cisco router is purchased. Instead of using a needle in a haystack, choose among the different specifications of the product.


2. Consider the nature of the company

In addition to dividing the company into large and small enterprises, Cisco also divides the company into branches and group headquarters. Different company nature, it has different series of products to serve it.

For example, the products of the 1800 series are more than enough for the SMEs in terms of function and quality. However, if your company is a branch of another company, your "dad" is deep-rooted. At this time, if your branch size is not playing, then the 1800 series products are still not suitable. For this small and medium-sized branch, such as a sales office abroad, Cisco has launched a special series, the 2600 series. This series of products is more suitable for branch offices. Because of this series of router products, you can communicate better with the group's network.

Of course, Cisco also provides specialized products for the group headquarters. Cisco's series starting with 7, such as the 7200 series and 7600 series, can be applied to the network environment of the group headquarters.

It can be seen that the positioning of each series of Cisco products is relatively clear. Network administrators can choose the Cisco product line based on their company's positioning. After setting this thick line, choose the products in this series. Undoubtedly, this allows network administrators to be more worry-free when deploying the network.

Experience 2: Grasp the big and let go, consider key applications

After the network administrator selects the series of products, the next step is to look at the different specifications of the series. Suppose now that I have chosen to use the 2800 series. There are still four products in this series. Some people may say that four choices are not good choices? However, the result is just the opposite. Because the prices of these four products vary greatly. From the lowest of 7000 to the highest of 1500. Therefore, enterprises and network administrators who are “satisfied” still need to use their brains.

The main difference in products in the same series is the ability to handle a certain aspect of the business. For example, both the Cisco 2801 and the Cisco 2821 provide voice data processing capabilities. However, the latter is more professional in speech processing. Such as the 2821 this router supports integrated call processing and voice messages, and so on.

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