What routers do folks use these days?

Phil Bedard bedard.phil at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 17:00:02 UTC 2013

We use Juniper, Cisco, and ALU in different roles.  All of them have their
quirks and bugs but none have been a big enough issue to seriously look at
moving away from them.  We use the MX, PTX, EX, SRX on the Junipers and
mainly 7600/ASR9K/Nexus for Cisco and 7750 for ALU.

What are you doing on your network today with regards to routing protocols
and services?  Chances are the 9K/MX/7750 could work in your network fine.
The 7750 doesn't easily support the notion of a SVI if you make extensive
use of those.  The 9K didn't at FCS but does now.   The OS is completely
different for all three so there is some learning curve.

The MX and 9K both have new generations that just came out with the
MX2010/2020 and ASR99xx boxes, but for your needs the older chassis would
work fine.

 On Nov 29, 2013 12:38 AM, "Jawaid Desktop" <jb at forethought.net> wrote:

> We're a service provider, and we have a network full of Cat6509's. We are
> finding that we are outgrowing them from the standpoint of their ability to
> handle lots of large routing tables. Obviously their switching capability
> is still superb but one of them with 20 peers is starting to groan a bit
> and RAM is going to be an issue soon.
> What do people use these days? Our backbone needs in the next 2-3 years
> are going to be sub-100Gbps.
> Jawaid

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