It is basically used as a fully functional core router on the network. It has the capability to handle the amount of traffic going through it and is easily expandable as demand grows. In addition, due to its versatility, it is also being considered as a potential edge router for future expansion.
- Easily expandable
- Good port density
- Still relatively new
- Needs to be able to handle higher port density as the need for higher bandwidth demands grow
- Software upgrades could be done more efficiently
- Too many licenses for various features
It is well suited as a large router in a data center handling extreme amounts of traffic. It offers room for expansion and upgrades. It does not work well as a customer premise device due to its size, power, requirements, and cost. There are other ASR models better suited for such cases.