Fwd: Re: switch 10G standalone TOR, core to DC

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Tue Jan 29 12:29:33 UTC 2013

andy at shady.org replied:

Subject: Re: switch 10G standalone TOR, core  to DC
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:25:57 +0000
From: andy <andy at shady.org>
To: Nick Hilliard <nick at foobar.org>
CC: Piotr <piotr.1234 at interia.pl>, nanog at nanog.org

Force10's S4810 isnt bad, we use these for a 10G 48 port box that doesnt
require Ultra Low latency.


Supports TRILL in some way too, Ive not had any major issues with this box,
1 or 2 bugs, but force10 (now dell)
seem quick to fix these.

They also have the Z9000 series, Ive not looked at this, but it might be
worth having a quick look and see if it

on the rest, what nick said..... :)

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:58:14AM +0000, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 29/01/2013 11:27, Piotr wrote:
> > Extreme 670 looks good but they have small port buffers. It can be also
> > some small chassis with line cards but the cost per 10G ports is too big..
> the extreme x670, juniper ex4550, brocade ICX6550 and arista 7150 will most
> of this, and probably many others too.
> None of them will do trill.  The Extreme X670 and Juniper EX4550 will both
> do VPLS, though.  The X670 won't do BGP.
> You won't find a box of this form with large port buffers.  There don't
> appear to be any of these boxes on the market at the moment, probably
> because none of the switch vendors want to bite the bottom out of their
> more lucrative chassis-based switches.  This is a good market opening for a
> new vendor - there is no technical reason why this couldn't be done.
> Nick

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