Low Cost 10G Router

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at snappytelecom.net
Tue May 19 23:03:20 UTC 2015



> I've seen serious, unusual performance bottlenecks in Mikrotik CCR, in some
> cases not even achieving a gigabit speeds on 10G interfaces. Performance
> drops more rapidly then Cisco with smaller packet sizes.
> 
>  -mel beckman


Folks often forget that Mikrotik ROS can also run on x86 machines.....

Size your favorite hardware (server) or network appliance with appropriate ports, add MT ROS on a CF card, and you are good to go.

We use i7 based network appliance with dual 10g cards (you can use a quad 10g card, such as those made by hotlav).

with a 2gig of ram, you can easily do multiple (4-5 or more full bgp peers), and i7 are good for approx 1.2mill pps.


Best of luck.


Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet & Telecom



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