A case against vendor-locking optical modules

Ryan Pugatch rpug at lp0.org
Tue Nov 18 21:18:01 UTC 2014


On Mon, Nov 17, 2014, at 07:02 PM, Jérôme Nicolle wrote:

> 
> It's probably fine in a pure DC environment with few locations and only
> one SFP+ type, but it's rapidly a total mess when you have to manage 40
> channels for 3 module types over dozens of locations AND the added
> manufacturer specific pain-in-the-ass.
> 
> -- 
> Jérôme Nicolle
> +33 6 19 31 27 14

So my question is, to Patrick's point, if you factor in the costs of
managing this versus the costs of going with someone else who does not
lock you in, is it worth it?  Insert comment about TCO and ROI here,
etc.

-- 
Ryan Pugatch
rpug at lp0.org
Boston, MA

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