SmartNet Alternatives

Alejandro Acosta alejandroacostaalamo at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 19:08:56 CST 2011


Right, pretty good idea to look for other altermatives, few years ago I wouldn't agree, however my feeling says that Cisco competetitors have grown a lot,

AAA-,

-----Mensaje original-----
De: Ryan Finnesey
Enviados:  12/02/2011 17:03:32
Para: nanog at nanog.org
Cc: John Macleod
Asunto:  RE: SmartNet Alternatives

This is one of the reasons we are starting to look at Juniper for a new network build.  It is my understanding we set software updates for life for free.
Cheers
Ryan


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Loftis [mailto:mloftis at wgops.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 4:27 PM
To: John Macleod
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: SmartNet Alternatives

Cisco is making noises that they'll eventually be restricting software access to ONLY those devices which have an active SmartNet contract associated to your CCO account.  I don't know where this currently stands, and it sure will be a huge pain in my rear if/when it happens.

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 1:41 PM, John Macleod <JMacleod at alentus.com> wrote:
> Just interested in other peoples experience to companies offering alternatives to SmartNet?
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> Pros/Cons/Tradeoffs?
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> We currently have a mix of SmartNet and internal parts supply.
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> John
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