Force10 Gear - Opinions
pauldotwall at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 00:52:55 CDT 2008
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 10:34 AM, Matlock, Kenneth L
<MatlockK at exempla.org> wrote:
> Sorry for the off-topic post.
Don't be; it was acutely on-topic.
> Does anyone here have real-world experience with Force 10 gear
> (Specifically their E-Series and C-Series)? They came and did their
> whole dog and pony show today, but I wanted to get real-world feedback
> on their gear.
> I need to know about their
> 1) Reliability
> 2) Performance
EANTC did a comprehensive study of the E-series:
> 3) Support staff (how knowledgeable are they?)
I'm not a customer, so I can't speak to this.
> 4) Price (higher/lower/comparable to comparable Cisco gear)
Comparing list pricing, it looks like Force 10 would have you pay more
for less features.
As a box designed with the enterprise datacenter in mind, the E-series
looks to be missing several key service provider features, including
MPLS and advanced control plane filtering/policing.
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