Arista unqualified SFP
ahebert at pubnix.net
Fri Aug 19 17:17:51 UTC 2016
Context: Starting with 10Gb the optics are more finicky.
Part of that price hike include tech support (1) which you will
never get from most OEM vendor. PS: Mine is pretty good.
Having dealt with a few optic issues lately:
. Why that 10km LR won't work with that circuit, oh its a 8.5km
+ fusion + etc, your cutting it a bit short there bud, replaced them by ER's
( Cost: 3 weeks lag on delivery and ~10h )
. Why is that XFP ain't working in those x450, oh its a power
( Cost: 6h, delivery was no issue )
But the question remains, does $290 is over charging it for that
type of insurance.
PS: Approaching those issue logically with less Trumpish hyperbole
make more sense, almost as much as the Juniper pricing with their 78%+
discounts off their official pricelist =D
Alain Hebert ahebert at pubnix.net
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On 08/18/16 21:59, Ricky Beam wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:05:30 -0400, Tim Jackson
> <jackson.tim at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "As I'm sure you know, Arista is not the only manufacturer that has made
>> this choice. Unlike our competition, we work to make our optics pricing
>> competitive, but we'll never be as low as the "Taiwan specials" that you
>> see floating around. I have another customer that was flashing white
>> optics that just made the decision to start using Arista labeled optics
>> again because they were tired of bad quality."
> I can't count the number of times I've seen this BS from vendors. I'm
> not buying crap made in a shack out in a rain forest. I'm buying the
> same f'ing optics from the same f'ing people as the vendor. (Finisar,
> Infineon, etc.) The only difference between my $10 optic and their
> $300 optic is the value in an EEPROM and the logo on the label.
> (I know from experience, the numbers on the price sheet are inflated
> so sales can maintain the illusion of "deep customer discounts". As
> the saying goes, only an idiot pays list price.)
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