The Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V is a full-featured Cisco IOS XE router, enabling IT departments to deploy enterprise-class networking services in the Azure cloud. As a Cisco IOS XE based product, the CSR 1000V includes a wide range of features. Following are some examples of how the CSR is being used to enable enterprise-class hybrid clouds.
Extend enterprise VPN architectures into your private cloud: The CSR 1000V supports IPsec, DMVPN, FlexVPN, Easy VPN, and SSLVPN, and configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting are all familiar IOS commands. No per-tunnel VPN fees!
Interconnect multiple regions and clouds: Using dynamic routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP, construct multi-tier architectures within Azure, and interconnect with corporate locations or other clouds. Avoid the limits of native cloud networking tools.
Secure, inspect, and audit hybrid cloud network traffic: Zone Based Firewall on the CSR 1000V provides an application-aware firewall. IP SLA and Application Visibility and Control (AVC) on the CSR 1000V can proactively discover performance issues, fingerprint application flows, and export detailed flow data for real-time analysis and network forensics.