Multi-gigabit edge devices as CPE

Tim Jackson jackson.tim at
Wed Apr 8 23:19:13 UTC 2015

Woops, missed the full tables requirement there.. Never mind.
On Apr 8, 2015 4:18 PM, "Tim Jackson" <jackson.tim at> wrote:

> Cisco ASR902 or Juniper ACX..
> On Apr 8, 2015 3:48 PM, "Daniel Rohan" <drohan at> wrote:
>> I work at a state REN and we are seeking a lead for a new edge device for
>> on prem deployment at customer sites.
>> We currently deploy two classes of routers-- a high end and a low end.
>> Both
>> the high end and the low end use some of the standard edge features:
>> MPLS-TE, MBGP, flowspec, vrf, PIM, etc. We deliver full tables over these
>> devices to the customers that need them.
>> We recently finished a new ethernet procurement and have a large number of
>> sites (~200) moving from <1Gbps in bandwidth to 1-10Gb in bandwidth. Our
>> currently deployed low-end router can't handle these speeds and we can't
>> afford to place our high end router at 200+ sites.
>> So, we're looking for a middle tier router to deploy. Something with 2+
>> SFP+ ports, software that can handle the aforementioned features, and
>> something with an API that we can leverage for programmatic management.
>> So far we've not found anything that checks all the boxes. Layer 3
>> switches
>> seem like obvious choices, but lack some of the features and RIB/FIB we
>> need at the edge. Other devices like the Juniper MX5/10 certainly meet the
>> requirements, but are priced way beyond what we can afford.
>> Any suggestions for devices we might have overlooked? Preferably in the
>> less than 10K per unit price point. If such a magical device exists.
>> -Dan

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