Routers in Data Centers

ym1r.jr at ym1r.jr at
Sun Sep 26 23:54:48 UTC 2010

As far as I know open source solutions doesn't have support for fabric or high speed asics. So the throughput will always be a big difference. Unless you are comparing a pure packet software interrupt platform.
------Original Message------
From: Adam Armstrong
To: Venkatesh Sriram
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Routers in Data Centers
Sent: Sep 25, 2010 7:18 PM

  On 24/09/2010 11:22, Venkatesh Sriram wrote:
> Hi,
> Can somebody educate me on (or pass some pointers) what differentiates
> a router operating and optimized for data centers versus, say a router
> work in the metro ethernet space? What is it thats required for
> routers operating in data centers? High throughput, what else?

Depending upon the specific requirements of the scenario at each type of 
site, the optimal devices could be either identical, or completely 



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