Dual node vs "Reliable IP" Architecture

Neil J. McRae neil at DOMINO.ORG
Thu Apr 10 09:16:54 UTC 2003

> http://www.nspllc.com/New%20Pages/Reliable%20IP%20Nodes.pdf
> Argues that by going from a dual-router POP design to a
> single redundant router configuration, I can reduce annual
> downtime costs by 93% (?) and reduce CAPEX and OPEX (seems
> logical).
> Also mentions that the single redundant router can get
> closer to the ever-elusive 5-9's.
> Anyone doing this in their network? Is there validity in the
> claims in this white paper? Anyone looked at the Alcatel
> product that apparently funded this paper?

I'd believe the numbers in this, what I don't believe yet
though is that there are products available that true give
the same level of redundancy that having two boxes does...


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