juniper mx80 vs cisco asr 1000

Mark Tinka mtinka at globaltransit.net
Mon Jan 23 09:30:47 CST 2012


On Friday, January 20, 2012 04:14:35 PM Saku Ytti wrote:

> MX80 is not competing against ASR1k, and JNPR has no
> product to compete with ASR1k.

And this is something I've been telling Juniper for years 
(not that they don't already know). The M7i and M10i have 
really done all they can - but trying to get an Ethernet box 
to do non-Ethernet things, while possible, is simply not 
economically viable for operators (FlexWAN's, SIP's, MX 
FPC's, anyone?).

They really need to solve this one.

The MX80 had no competition from Cisco, until the ASR9001 
came out (and it supports 40Gbps line cards when they come 
out).

Juniper are dropping the ball on this one. But hopefully, 
they're busy in the lab building a decent ASR1000 
challenger.

Mark.
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