10gbps peering subscriber switch recommendation

Zoran Perovic info at sox.rs
Tue Jan 7 17:59:03 UTC 2014

We at SOX (Serbian Open eXchange www.sox.rs) use a combination of Extreme
Networks Summit X650 (24x10G), and CISCO 4948E-E (4x10G+48xGEth), and
recently added Vyatta with 2xIntel 82599ES dual 10G NIC, built on HPDL180G6
with 2xE5620 Xeon, and for route servers we use 2 additional HP servers
running Quagga.


Both Extreme, CISCO, and Vyatta could speak BGP, and do the routing, but we
prefer CISCO to do the routing, as well as aggregation of GEth customers,
VLAN translation etc.


Vyatta works like a charm, but in very limited rule, routing what CISCO
could not handle due to limitation in number of prefixes.


Routing in Extreme is very expensive due to high price of Core license which
is required for routing features.








Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:53:14 -1000

From: Randy Bush <randy at psg.com>

To: Nitzan Tzelniker <nitzan.tzelniker at gmail.com>

Cc: North American Network Operators' Group <nanog at nanog.org>

Subject: Re: 10gbps peering subscriber switch recommendation

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> A little bit overkill in term of number of ports but you can consider 

> the new Trident 2 switches Juniper EX-5100, Cisco Nexus 3100 .....

> They have unified TCAM that can store 128K v4 routes


the nice thing about buying bgp devices that can not hold a full table is
that you can expense them in the year of purchase as opposed to amortizing
them over 5 years or so.



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