Typical warranty for generic DWDM transceivers

Tim Durack tdurack at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 14:01:03 UTC 2013


The vendor-locked optics issue cause more trouble than it is worth. There
really needs to be some kind of "aftermarket" ruling on network equipment,
something along the lines of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftermarket_(automotive)

Tim:>


On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Clayton Zekelman <clayton at mnsi.net> wrote:

>
>
> FWIW, I've never had an issue with third party optics.
>
> Particularly if they're OEM Finisar, JDSU, etc...
>
>
> At 09:35 AM 20/08/2013, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Brandon Ross" <bross at pobox.com>
>>
>>
>> > She has sold many thousands of optics, all with lifetime warrantys.
>> > Many of them to very large and clueful organizations, many of whom are
>> > represented here on NANOG. Of those thousands sold, I can count less
>> > than 20 that have been returned.
>> >
>> > I've also worked for VARs in the past, and work with several of
>> > them today, selling new OEM branded optics. I've found a MUCH higher
>> > percentage of OEM optics having to be returned to the manufacturer.
>> >
>> > Of course, take my report with a grain of salt.
>>
>> Not at all: No one is gonna stop buying Cisco cause a Cisco optic died.
>>
>> Third-party manufacturers don't have that built in cushion, so it's not
>> unreasonable that they might pay the higher degree of attention to
>> reliability that your off-the-cuff statistics imply.
>>
>> You do want to go third-party, though, not fourth-party or below. :-)
>>
>> Cheers,
>> -- jra
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Tim:>


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