Colton Conor colton.conor at
Tue Apr 26 14:02:33 UTC 2016


Do you actually think that Cisco would sell at NCS 5501 at the price point
that Arista is going to sell a 7280R for? Spec wise they are very similar
(except Arista has 8 more SFP+ ports and two more 100G ports). Arista is
pricing the 7280R inline with Ciscos ASR9001. I doubt Cisco will offer a
NCS 5501 for the same price as an ASR9001.

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 7:03 PM, Tom Hill <tom at> wrote:

> On 19/04/16 14:46, Chris Welti wrote:
> > According to some slides from a russian cisco connect event, the
> > upcoming small-size NCS 5501 and NCS 5502 will support 1M+ FIB and
> > 50ms per port buffers. Seem to be killer boxes. 48x100GE in 2RU with
> > large FIB & buffers? Loving it already. I wonder what prices will
> > look like for those.
> I'd heard rumours... But those are interesting specifications. The
> NCS5501 isn't too far away from the Arista 7280R, and is probably
> Jericho underneath, too. But with a good MPLS stack, as is the case for
> the other NCS devices.
> Some might be thinking "9001 upgrade!" but it's more likely direct
> competition to Arista's recent moves. That and I still hope there will
> be a MOD200-ish 9001 replacement to come at some point.
> Oh - and it's NCS 55k, not NCS 5k. The NCS 5508 is already a product,
> noted for its better buffers than the NCS 5001 & 5002 (which also
> already exist).
> --
> Tom

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