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Cisco Ethernet Services Plus 40G Line Card switch - 40 ports - managed - plug-in module - with Cisco Distributed Forwarding Card DFC-3C
Designed for Carrier Ethernet, IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching Provider Edge (IP/MPLS PE), mobile wireless backhaul, and enterprise WAN/MAN applications, the Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus 40-Gbps Line Cards (ES+40) support up to 40 Gbps of bandwidth with 40 ports of Gigabit Ethernet or 4 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The Cisco 7600 ES Plus line cards provide the unique ability to combine both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services on the same line card. The combination of native Ethernet Layer 2 switching, bridging, Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS), Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS), and Layer 3 IP/MPLS routing distinguishes this line card among other products on the market, particularly in Carrier Ethernet applications.The innovative architecture of these industry-leading, premium line cards is designed to deliver cost-effective, high-touch features, combining both application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and network processor technologies for an optimal combination of performance and flexibility. The Cisco 7600 ES Plus line cards provide distributed forwarding with proven ASIC technology in the forwarding path, as well as for queuing and shaping functions to provide the maximum performance for these foundational features. Additionally, four programmable network processors are included in the forwarding plane to facilitate flexibility and feature growth. This ideal technology combination offers customers the necessary flexibility for future service deployments and allows them to scale the system capacity as required.