Links on the blink - what will/should mci & sprint do?
michael at memra.com
Sun Nov 19 04:22:24 UTC 1995
On Sat, 18 Nov 1995, Alan Hannan wrote:
> 2) What is being done w/in our favorite vendor (Cisco) to
> provide products capable of the next order of magnitude
> of power required for Backbone routers?
> Mention is made of the switched folks, what are they
> using? Is it reliable (enough)? Is it cost-effective?
Remember that there are at least three other vendors who may have
solutions that will beat Cisco's capability but because this *IS* a
competitive market we aren't likely to hear much about their technology
until they are sure they can get their solutions to market and capture a
reasonable market share before anyone can copy them.
The 3 I am thinking of are N-Cubed, Bay Networks and IBM. In fact there
could even be others out there keeping really hush hush about what they
are doing. Remember, there was a time when people like Vadim were
complete unknowns to the net/tech community so you can't always predict
what will happen based upon what the well-known people are doing.
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