A router is a device or, in some cases, software in a computer, that determines the next network point to which a packet should be forwarded toward its destination. The router is connected to at least two networks and decides which way to send each information packet based on its current understanding of the state of the networks it is connected to.

Maipu MP7500X series routers implement "multicore power" on the basis of the leading "dual-core power". Based on the ATCA structure design and meeting the users' high performance requirements, it provides the most complete dual-redundancy or multi-redundancy design for the whole system, providing users with the high reliability of core-device carrier-class. With unified MyPower-R software, Maipu MP7500X series router provides abundant routing, backup, network security services, IP multicast, QoS, network management, and other functions, supports a variety of network layer and link layer protocols, supports BGP border gateway protocol and MPLS function, and can play the PE node or P node function in the network.

As a multi-purpose universal data processing and routing platform, MP7500X series router can cooperate with a full range of Maipu routers to provide operators, government, finance, energy, transportation, education, military and other industrial users and large/medium-sized enterprise users with a full range of WAN solutions, widely applied at the core backbone layer and core aggregation layer of the above industries.

Excessive packet traffic can choke the router, thereby significantly slowing down packet transmission. Similarly, very low unused memory/CPU on the router can also affect the speed with which the router transmits data. It is therefore imperative to monitor the resource usage and the traffic to and from the router, so that any sudden increase in load or erosion of resources can be  instantly detected, and remedial action immediately initiated. The eG-developed custom monitoring model helps network administrators in this regard.