Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?

Michael Ruiz mruiz at lstfinancial.com
Thu Jan 13 13:48:27 CST 2011


>I find this usually has to do with the fact that there is no "backup to

>software processing" on a Juniper. Every feature it supports, it does
so 
>in hardware. If the hardware won't do it, then JUNOS won't do it.

>The exception has been the multiservices PIC, which is being obsoleted 
>with the trio chipset.

>You are right, though. If you don't need the performance, you can
settle 
>for a cisco in many cases. Also, the MX Juniper line often has nicer 
>performance than the M series if you do more ethernet than sonet.

Yeah another thing I love about the JUNOS is the rollback command.  Whew
I can tell you a few times where that has saved my bacon a few times and
the commit and check command. :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Bates [mailto:jbates at brightok.net] 
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:41 PM
To: Michael Ruiz
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?

On 1/13/2011 1:35 PM, Michael Ruiz wrote:
> For example a M-series is always going to cost some
> bucks after you factor the FPC and the PICS that need to be loaded.

I find this usually has to do with the fact that there is no "backup to 
software processing" on a Juniper. Every feature it supports, it does so

in hardware. If the hardware won't do it, then JUNOS won't do it.

The exception has been the multiservices PIC, which is being obsoleted 
with the trio chipset.

You are right, though. If you don't need the performance, you can settle

for a cisco in many cases. Also, the MX Juniper line often has nicer 
performance than the M series if you do more ethernet than sonet.

Jack




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