juniper mx80 vs cisco asr 1000

PC paul4004 at
Fri Jan 20 16:50:32 UTC 2012

While the ASR1002 does offer more services, I generally disagree with some
parts of this comparison.

Juniper has some very aggressive pricing on mx80 bundles license-locked to
5gb, which are cheaper and blow the performance specifications of the
equivalent low end ASR1002 out of the water for internet edge BGP
applications.  Unlike the ASR, a simple upgrade license can unlock the
boxes full potential.

Just my opinion as a customer of both vendors...

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 1:14 AM, Saku Ytti <saku at> wrote:

> On (2012-01-19 12:10 -0800), jon Heise wrote:
> > 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.
> It might be because of your schedule/timetable, but you are comparing
> apples to oranges.
> MX80 is not competing against ASR1k, and JNPR has no product to compete
> with ASR1k.
> MX80 competes directly with ASR9001. Notable differences include:
> ASR9001 has lot more memory (2GB/8GB) and lot faster control-plane
> ASR9001 has 120G of capacity, MX80 80G
> ASR9001 BOM is higher, as it is not fabricless design like MX80 (this
> shouldn't affect sale price in relevant way)
> ASR9001 does not ship just now
> As others have pointed out ASR1k is 'high touch' router, it does NAPT,
> IPSEC, pretty much anything and everything, it is the next-gen VXR really.
> ASR9001 and MX80 both do relatively few things, but at high capacity.
> --
>  ++ytti

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