Software router state of the art
deepak at ai.net
Mon Jul 28 14:38:38 CDT 2008
Another option (if you want a pure Cisco platform) would be to buy a
used Cisco 7500 or 7200 and put a T3 card in there. Those are probably
super cheap through reseller channels. (<<$20K for a 1+1).
A quick scan of Ebay shows a PA-MC-T3 for <$3K, a 7505 +RSP4+PS for $300
and a fast ethernet blade for $30.00.
Excluding software licenses (assuming its not running something that its
not perpetually licensed to something that will run the T3 card) you are
looking at about $3K per T3 in HW.
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