juniper mx80 vs cisco asr 1000

Ariel Biener ariel at
Thu Jan 19 21:43:34 UTC 2012

  On 01/19/2012 11:40 PM, Leigh Porter wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jon Heise [mailto:jon at]
>> Sent: 19 January 2012 21:37
>> To: nanog at
>> Subject: juniper mx80 vs cisco asr 1000
>> Does anyone have any experience with these two routers, we're looking
>> to buy one of them but i have little experience dealing with cisco
>> routers and zero experience with juniper.
> I have lots of MX80s and they have all been fantastic. But if you have no experience of Juniper it will be a different learning curve (one that is, IMO, worth the effort).
> I have not used the asr1000 but it looks like a capable box. You would do well to look at the MX80 fixed chassis, it comes with 48 1G interfaces and 4 10G interfaces. They are pretty good value, I think.

It well depends on your requirements (not talking about throughput).
The ASR1000 series is a "services" box. It does more in terms of
services (using license enablers) than the MX80 does, and it costs

So, it very much depends on what you want to do with the boxes.

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