Cisco Systems Inc., a well known IT company, has announced the launch of a new product – an Aggregation Services Router (A.S.R.) 5500. With this move, it hopes to make huge revenues as it is an imperative technology that will help to drive Internet usage effectively.
Cisco is the manufacturer of Internet protocol based networking products for the information technology market. It offers a range of solutions for transporting data, voice and video within buildings. Cisco aims to transform ways in which people communicate, connect and collaborate by developing faster and easier technologies.
Aggregation Services Router 5500 will be deployed by telephone companies and similar service providers to offer Internet access to mobile users. ASR can easily moves terabits of data to tablets and mobiles. The company is betting high on this one as the amount of Internet being used now-a-days is ever increasing.
As per a recent study, the year 2016 will see 54 percent of Internet users moving to mobile devices. This would mean an 18 times increase in the current consumption rate. These statistics have all reasons to be real as three 3 ago only 2 percent adults in the US owned hand-held digital devices. The figure is today up to 29 percent.
A.S.R. 5500 is a better product as it has been designed to overcome the drawbacks of old technology used for transmitting data. Cisco’s previous technique was crippling due to heavy usage of data and tiny bits of information lying between the application and network. The new machine shall fix this by managing applications differently than the usual method.
This strategic box, i.e. ASR 5500, will hit the market with two giant customers, Bharti of India and Verizon Wireless. Apart from bringing good returns, this step is likely to help Cisco in fighting the existing competition with companies like Hewlett-Packard, Arista and Nicira. Another reason for the launch is that Cisco is a major player in the IT industry and hence it is bound to take initiatives to make technology convenient and faster.
Coming to the expertise aspect, when we have such a huge corporations, there is always a requirement for professionals with knowledge about their products and services. Cisco, being one such company, also needs to train candidates who can be considered certified in its technologies. As Cisco technologies are used in various sectors, the demand for Cisco certified professionals will remain persistent.
Cisco thus offers options for various certifications, such as CCENT training, CCNA course, CCDA program, CCNP training etc. Other options include CCNP, CCDP, CCIP, CCNP Service Provider, CCDE etc. There are more certifications offered by Cisco too, however it is important to know that Cisco trainings need to be attended as per several levels. All courses have been classified into levels, namely Entry-Level, Associate, Professional, Expert and Architect.
It is good that you first understand what Cisco is all about and gain knowledge with regards to its scope. Post this you can pursue these certifications as per your ability and interest.
Amit Kataria, the author of this article, is a video editor by profession. Working with Koenig Solutions, he writes informational write-ups during his free time. His articles are read by mass audience as they provide real knowledge, which is helpful in gaining in-depth understanding about a topic. Koenig Solutions is a leader in the IT training industry that offers various certifications to students. Some of its courses include VMware course, Server+ program, CCNA training, HTML5 course, Dreamweaver CS5 training etc. The company is an authorized training partner of Microsoft, Cisco, Zend, Oracle, CompTIA etc.