Sun Mar 14 03:36:14 PST 1999 — The upgrade of our core Cisco router is complete. The new Cisco 7507 router gives us much more CPU power for computing routes, a backplane capable of four times as much bandwidth and a switching engine supporting many more packets per second. Additionally, this architecture supports new features and optimizations that we’ve been craving. The new larger chassis has more slots. The old 7010 unit was full. This enhanced core router also has redundant hot swap power supplies and fans.
Upgrade downtime was less than five minutes as we transitioned our interface processors from the old Cisco 7010 unit to the new 7507. -Dane and Scott