Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?

Brandon Kim brandon.kim at brandontek.com
Tue Jan 11 08:23:39 CST 2011


For anyone that is following this thread/subject from yesterday, is it me or does it seem as if Cisco really isn't
the choice for most SP's?

Someone has mentioned that it all really depends on your needs and what it is you want to provide.

IMO, every vendor has something they are good at. I wouldn't use Cisco for everything, nor Juniper etc etc...

The concern I sense is that from Cisco's POV, it's their way or the highway. Not only do you pay a premium for smartnet,
but if there's an issue, they are quick to point the finger. That is not service/support that I desire....

Is this what everyone is sensing as well? I'm starting to look at Brocade now just to do some fair comparisons.....




> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:56:31 +0000
> From: jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?
> 
> On Mon, 10 Jan 2011, Greg Whynott wrote:
> 
> > > Just as a pointer - one of the largest and most utilized IX (AMS-IX) 
> > > has their platform built on Brocade devices.
> > 
> > Brocade device's pre Foundry purchase correct?  I can't see anyone that 
> > large using Foundry in large deployments..
> 
> Probably not as large as AMX-IX, but London Internet Exchange (LINX): both 
> as Foundry and Brocade.
> 
> Jethro.
> 
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