Cisco Application Experience (AX) routers revolutionize the delivery of application-aware services in the branch office and WAN, with comprehensive solutions for application visibility, control, and optimization to enable customers to successfully deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot their applications from anywhere.
The Cisco Application Experience portfolio is available on the following product families:
- Cisco 4000-AX Application Experience Routers
- Cisco 3900-AX Application Experience Routers
- Cisco 2900-AX Application Experience Routers
- Cisco 1900-AX Application Experience Routers
- Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) with an AX Feature Set software licensing option
- Cisco ASR 1000 Series Application Services Routers with AX bundles
Cisco Intelligent WAN with Akamai Connect
Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) with Akamai Connect is a fully integrated solution from Cisco and Akamai that provides the next-generation application and network optimization. It integrates the best-in-class advanced WAN optimization and intelligent caching techniques directly into the Cisco Integrated Services Routers with Application Experience (ISR-AX) at the branch office. It effectively extends the Akamai Intelligent Platform across the last mile from the Internet directly into the branch office with edge caching, thus significantly offloading traffic from the WAN and providing a superior user experience over bandwidth-constrained networks. Akamai Connect provides faster content delivery regardless of device, connectivity, or cloud, including the corporate private cloud and the public Internet cloud, where most business traffic traverses. Each Cisco 2911-AX, 2921-AX, and 2951-AX ISR, Cisco 3900-AX and 4400-AX Series ISR-AX, and Cisco 4351 and 4331-AX router bundle also includes the option to add Akamai Connected Cache licenses.
Cisco ISR 4000-AX Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Integrated Services Router Family includes the Cisco 4451-X-AX, 4431-AX, 4351-AX, 4331-AX, and 4321-AX routers. Each Cisco 4000-AX bundle includes licenses for IP Base, Security (SEC), Application Experience (AppX), and Right to Use (RTU) for Wide Area Application Services (WAAS). Cisco 4000-AXV bundles also include licenses for Unified Communications (UC) and Cisco Unified Border Element.
The Cisco 4451-X-AX ISR includes IP Base, Security, and AppX licensing with RTU for 2500 ISR WAAS or virtual WAAS (vWAAS) connections. The Cisco 4451-AXV also includes licenses for Cisco Packet Voice DSP Module 4-64 (PVDM4-64, Unified Communications (UC), and CUBE
4-GB DRAM and 8 GB of flash memory by default. It does not include solid-state drives (SSDs) and additional memory that are required for ISR WAAS.