Software router state of the art

Deepak Jain deepak at
Mon Jul 28 19:38:38 UTC 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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