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CCR2116: Ending the Year on a High Note

New Year, Unprecedented Performance!

With just about a month till the ball drops and we usher in 2022, MikroTik has decided to surprise its users with one of its most powerful and capable Ethernet routers to this day!


Meet the CCR2116-12G-4S+!

A brand new Ethernet router with a highly useful and practical port arrangement. Yes, it may appear quite humble from the outside but is in fact a behemoth of a Cloud Core Router on the inside!

Don't Take Our Word for It!

The CCR2116 is undoubtedly one of MikroTik's most powerful hardware to date. It packs a punch greater than many previous device. Watch the intro video below and let Eva from MikroTik tell you all about it:

Let's Have a Closer Look...

First and foremost, as you heard, the CCR2116 enjoys the existence of a 16-core CPU with the advanced ARM 64bit architecture, continuing the new-gen processing of powerful predecessors such as MikroTik's RB5009UG+S+IN and CCR2004-16G-2S+. According to MikroTik, the CCR2116 seemingly, and we quote, "eats ... for breakfast" other Ethernet routers for fun in a number of areas, especially when it comes to single-core performance.


Moreover, this new Cloud Core Router, as the name suggests, comes with 13 1G Ethernet ports and 4 10G SFP+ ports. Putting aside the fact that this collection of ports offers users a great deal of flexibility and freedom for network design, they are working alongside a 16-GB DDR4 RAM!


That's right, a total of 17 ports supported by a 16-core 2 GHz CPU and a 16-GB RAM!


As you can see in the image below, the four SFP+ ports are connected to the CPU via a separate full-duplex line.


As for the Ethernet ports, 12 of them link to the CPU in 3 separate groups of four, eliminating any bottleneck. As for the last Ethernet port, it is directly connected to the CPU for lightning-paced management.

In with the New...

The introduction of the CCR2116 is indeed huge, and this device will be creating waves in various networks and businesses.


Apart from its amazing speed, this router is also equipped with an RJ45 serial console, 128 MBs of local storage, dual-redundant power supply for max uptime, and to top it off, an M.2 PCIe slot that supports SSD's up to 8 terabytes, which rid this device of any storage limitation and greatly increases in capacity in large-data scenarios and all kinds of Container apps.

And Out with the Old...

Unsurprisingly and similar to the most recent CCR2004, the CCR2116-12G-4S+ is ruffling feathers to free some space in MikroTik's inventory, and inevitably, with the arrival of new and more capable products, the time comes to set older ones aside.


Put up against the highly capable CCR1036-12G-4S-EM, the CCR2116 (with only 16 CPU cores) easily yields double the performance of the former. As the numbers show, we're looking at an average power increase of 150% here. And if that isn't enough, the CCR2116 offers a BGP performance that is 6 times faster than the potential of the CCR1036.


ISPs that have their hands full with demanding dynamic routing, massive BGPs, and even more burdensome firewall and security configurations can now rest easy. MikroTik's new ISP-level hardware brings you raw power and time-tested 10G networking.

Take a look below.

We're practically looking at the discontinuation of MikroTik's CCR1036 series of Ethernet routers.

Before We Go...

As of November 25, 2021, MikroTik has officially made some changes in the prices of 11 items, and effective immediately, the following hardware will be on offer with their new tags:

We're Here to Help You!

If you're interested to know how you can shake things up in your network with the CCR2116 or simply thinking about making an improvement in your online connectivity, there's no need to think it over. We're just a phone call away.