Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?

Greg Whynott Greg.Whynott at
Thu Jan 13 14:13:06 CST 2011

at one shop were i considered using Juniper instead of a Cisco internet edge router,  the cost of the Juniper was so close to the Cisco it was a non consideration.    The only reason we went with Cisco that time was due to the fact most of the other gear was Cisco,  and it seemed to make more sense to stay with cisco instead of introducing a new vendor/methods into the mix without good reason.

The hardware alone was cheaper than the Cisco kit,  but after we said we needed to hold a million BGP routes,  the prices became very similar.  Juniper wants to license you on the amount of routes you intend to receive,  if i remember correctly.


On Jan 13, 2011, at 2:40 PM, Chris Adams wrote:

> Once upon a time, Michael Ruiz <mruiz at> said:
>> I like Cisco personally and they are cheaper than
>> buying a Juniper.  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.
> We didn't find that to be the case, after you factor in all the Cisco
> pieces that need to be loaded as well.  Both make modular routers, so I
> don't see how saying that one requires modules is a valid argument.
> --
> Chris Adams <cmadams at>
> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
> I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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