Low Cost 10G Router

Mark Tees marktees at gmail.com
Wed May 20 06:32:55 UTC 2015

For the lists benefit, there is a 6 X 10GBE option for the ASR1000
series it seems. No idea on pricing though.




On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 3:59 PM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> On 19/May/15 20:46, Ray Soucy wrote:
>> An ASR1K might do the trick, but more likely than not you're looking at an
>> ASR9K if you want full tables; I don't have any experience with the 1K
>> personally so I can't speak to that.  The ASR 9K is a really great platform
>> and is what we use for BGP here, but it's pretty much the opposite of cheap.
> The ASR1000 is a very good box, but I tend to prefer them for low-speed
> services, which are generally non-Ethernet in nature, e.g., downstream
> customers coming in via SDH.
> They do support 10Gbps ports, but that is a 1-port SPA; and the most you
> can have in today's SIP's (carrier cards) would be 4x 1-port SPA's. So
> not very dense.
> Their forwarding planes start at 2.5Gbps (fixed) all the way to 200Gbps
> (13-slot chassis). But you're more likely to run out of high-speed ports
> before you stress a 200Gbps forwarding plane on that chassis.
> So if the applications are purely Ethernet, I'd not consider the
> ASR1000. But if there is a mix-and-match for Ethernet and non-Ethernet
> ports, it's the perfect box. That and the MX104.
> Mark.


Mark L. Tees

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