T1 aggregation and data center gateways

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Tue Mar 9 19:04:52 CST 2010

On 03/09/2010 08:00 PM, Tim Sanderson wrote:

> Currently have T1 aggregation on some Cisco 7206VXR routers. Core switches
> and data center gateways on a couple of Cisco 6509's. Looking for a model
> that could collapse both functions into just two devices, one being for
> hardware redundancy. Any recommendations on a good L3 switch that is
> also a good T1 aggregation device? Anyone have any experience with
> the newer Cisco stuff like the ASR 1000/7600/CRS-1?

Forgive the dumb question, but what's wrong with using a 6509 as a T1 
aggregation device?  Port density not cost-effective?  I've seen it 
used that way on a number of occasions with cheap M13 muxes and DS3 

Alex Balashov - Principal
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