The Making of a Router

Jon Sands fohdeesha at
Sat Dec 28 01:47:25 UTC 2013

On 12/27/2013 8:18 PM, Baldur Norddahl wrote:
> Brocade NetIron CER 2024F-4X goes for
> about $21k

As one last aside, if you're paying 21k, you're paying a little more 
than twice too much. Call Brocade and get yourself a real quote. I think 
peoples main point here is that any handful of thousand dollars you 
think you will be saving by going PC based, is going to dissapear the 
very first downtime you experience with zero support. Also, all the 
features you mention needing are standard features that any modern 
router should have no problem with. It's been a while but if I remember 
right you can terminate and route up to 4096 qinq based ve's on a single 
CER. If you're network topology has you terminating ten thousand qinq 
networks on a single box, I would take a step back and examine my 
network topology (if it were me, anyway)

Jon Sands

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