juniper mx80 vs cisco asr 1000

PC paul4004 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 14:17:53 CST 2012


Thank you, that is great to know and have for reference.

Yeah, looking at this invoice from a a few months back, I have a "MX80
Promotional 5G Bundle for channels"...  So I'm guessing that's now the MX5.
(I had assumed it was a mx80 in my response).

My first Juniper box ever, so forgive my confusion.  As you might guess,
I'm only pushing ~3 gig through it... but am very happy with it so far.

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Skeeve Stevens <skeeve at eintellego.net>wrote:

> The MX80 license locked is not 5Gb
>
> The MX5 is 20Gb TP - 20 SFP ports card, only one MIC slot active
> The MX10 is 40Gb TP - 20 SFP ports card. both MIC slots active
> The MX40 is 60Gb TP - 20 SFP ports card, both MIC slots + 2 of the onboard
> 10GbE ports
> The MX80 is 80Gb TP - 20 SFP ports card, both MIC slots + all 4 of the
> onboard 10GbE ports
> The MX80-48T is 80Gb TP - 48 Copper ports, both MIC slots + all 4 of the
> onboard 10GbE ports
>
> Last year the licensed versions were called MX80-5G, MX8-10G and so on,
> but as on this month they've renamed them to MX5, MX10, MX40's - note that
> the old MX80 could come with or without -T timing support, the new ones
> ONLY have timing.
>
> …Skeeve
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 3:50 AM, PC <paul4004 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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 ytti.fi> 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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