Finally. Yesterday, March 8, 2010, Cisco had the audacity to say that today it was making an announcement that "will forever change the Internet."
Cisco has now made its announcement.
Cisco has announced—
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OK, OK…According to ZDNet, "The announcement is the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System, which is designed to be the ‘foundation’ of the next-generation Internet, one that can set the pace for video growth. The device promises to more than 12 times the traffic capacity of the closest competing system."
Is this announcement the game-changer Cisco claimed it was going to be? According to the ZDNet article, "Yes, it’s an important announcement – the networking infrastructure is critical if the Internet is going to evolve the way we’ve talked about in the past, becoming the smartpipe that delivers the experience of a digital society – video, voice, data traveling over the Internet to keep us all connected."