Juniper M120 Alternatives

Gary Mackenzie net-ops at
Mon Nov 16 19:00:45 UTC 2009

Thanks everybody for the feedback. I'll likely be getting a few quotes for
MX series boxes I think, we're in the happy position of having a
completely e-net infrastructure so we're not limited by interface options.

Thanks again for recommendation, good to know other people are using them



> MX uses the I-Chip same as on M120/320 series.  MX would be perfect for
> any
> location in the network P/PE if you are talking about E-Net services vs.
> TDM.  They would be a perfect peering box if you are using E-Net.
> On 11/16/09 10:14 AM, "Gary Mackenzie" <net-ops at>
> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 09:04, Dale W. Carder <dwcarder at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Nov 16, 2009, at 9:54 AM, Gary Mackenzie wrote:
>>>>> Having slightly lost track of what everybody is using for peering
>>>>> routers
>>>>> these days, what is the consensus about the best alternative to
>>>>> Juniper
>>>>> M
>>>>> series routers?
>>>> have you looked at the MX series?
>>> +1
>>> ~Chris
>>>> Dale
>> I had looked briefly, does anybody here actually use them as peering
>> routers? I've seen a few implementations using them in the MPLS P and PE
>> router roles but never as border routers.
>> If there is some precedent for using them in this role that's good to
>> hear
>> and I'll take another look, I was loath to move away from Juniper as our
>> current boxes are been the model of reliability.
>> Cheers
>> Gary
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