A case against vendor-locking optical modules
Jethro R Binks
jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
Mon Nov 17 21:37:22 UTC 2014
On Mon, 17 Nov 2014, Naslund, Steve wrote:
> Let talk about the 800 pound gorilla in the room and the #1 reason to
> hate vendor locked optics. Some vendors (yes, Cisco I'm looking at you)
> want to charge ridiculously high prices for optic that are identical to
> generic optics other than the vendor lock. Maybe a better tactic would
> be to have the vendor explain to you why the vendor lock is necessary.
> You are after all the customer and don't owe them any explanations.
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Jethro R Binks, Network Manager,
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