Cisco A9K-2T20GE-B Expansion Module
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Cisco A9K-2T20GE-B 2-Port 10GbE 20-Port GbE XFP, SFP Combo Refurbished

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A9K-2T20GE-B 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) XFP, Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Combo Line Card Expansion Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Maximizing Network Efficiency

The Cisco A9K-2T20GE-B is a line card expansion module that is designed to maximize network efficiency in high-performance data center and service provider environments. It provides two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and twenty Gigabit Ethernet ports with XFP and SFP combo interfaces, allowing for flexible connectivity options and support for a wide range of network devices.

One of the key features of the A9K-2T20GE-B is its high-speed connectivity, which enables fast data transfer rates and low latency. The module supports line-rate forwarding and deep packet inspection, ensuring that network traffic is efficiently managed and processed. Additionally, it supports Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic shaping, allowing administrators to prioritize critical traffic and ensure that network resources are allocated appropriately.

The A9K-2T20GE-B is also designed for high availability, with redundant hot-swappable power supplies and field-replaceable units (FRUs). This ensures that the module can be easily serviced or replaced without disrupting network operations. Furthermore, it supports a range of security features, including Access Control Lists (ACLs), Port Security, and Secure Shell (SSH), helping to protect network resources and prevent unauthorized access.

Industry Trends and Market Analysis

Industry trends refer to the patterns and changes that occur within a specific industry over a period of time. These trends can provide valuable insights into the direction that an industry is headed and can help businesses make informed decisions about their products, services, and investments. Market analysis, on the other hand, is the process of collecting and analyzing data to understand the current state of a specific market, including its size, growth potential, competition, and customer demographics.

The Cisco A9K-2T20GE-B 2-Port 10GbE 20-Port GbE XFP, SFP Combo Line Card Expansion Module is a hardware product designed for use in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers. It is designed to expand the router's capabilities by adding two 10GbE ports and 20 GbE ports with support for XFP and SFP modules.

In terms of industry trends, the networking industry has been experiencing a shift towards higher speeds and greater bandwidth capacity, driven by the increasing demand for data-intensive applications such as video streaming, cloud computing, and big data analytics. As a result, there is a growing need for networking hardware that can support these high-speed, high-bandwidth applications. The Cisco A9K-2T20GE-B line card expansion module is one example of hardware designed to meet this need.

Future Developments and Roadmap

The Cisco A9K-2T20GE-B is a line card expansion module that provides two 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports and twenty Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports with a combination of XFP and SFP interfaces. This module is designed for use with Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, which are high-performance routers used by service providers and large enterprises to deliver high-speed connectivity to their customers.

Cisco is continually developing and improving its products, including the A9K-2T20GE-B line card expansion module. Here are some potential future developments and roadmap items for this module:

  • Higher port density: Cisco may release a future version of the A9K-2T20GE-B module with even more ports, such as 40 GbE or 100 GbE interfaces.
  • Advanced functionality: Cisco could also develop new software features and capabilities for the A9K-2T20GE-B module, such as enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) controls, improved security features, and better support for virtualization and cloud services.
  • Compatibility with new hardware: As Cisco continues to develop new router hardware, they may release new versions of the A9K-2T20GE-B module that are optimized for use with these new routers.
  • Increased performance: Cisco may improve the performance of the A9K-2T20GE-B module, either through hardware upgrades or software optimizations, to provide faster and more reliable connectivity for customers.
  • Greater flexibility: Cisco could enhance the flexibility of the A9K-2T20GE-B module by adding support for additional interface types or by providing more options for configuring the module to meet specific customer needs.

General Information about this Cisco A9K-2T20GE-B

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# A9K-2T20GE-B
  • Device Type: Expansion Module

Technical Information of Cisco Plug-in Module

  • Application/Usage: Data Networking, I/O Expansions
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 22
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Module
  • Expansion Slot Type: XFP, SFP (mini-GBIC)

Dimension and Weight for this Cisco Expansion Module

  • Height: 14 Inch
  • Width: 1.7 Inch
  • Depth: 20.5 Inch
  • Weight (Approximate): 14 Lbs


  • ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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