Low density Juniper (or alternative) Edge

David Bass davidbass570 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 00:01:02 UTC 2016


Thanks to all that have replied!

Yes, I just started looking at the ASR9xx series of routers as well...seems like a likely alternative if we go with Cisco. 

> On Feb 2, 2016, at 5:19 PM, Jérôme Nicolle <jerome at ceriz.fr> wrote:
> 
> Hi David,
> 
> Le 02/02/2016 22:03, David Bass a écrit :
>> Looking to see what others are using out there as an alternative to a Cisco ME3600X?
> 
> I'd rather use the ASR920, the ME3600X is too deep to fit in some PoPs.
> It also has a higher 10G port count.
> 
> Alternatively, on low cost deployments, I used Mikrotik CCR1016-12S-1S+.
> Lower density, though.
> 
> For higher 10G density, I like the Juniper EX4550. But when you have to
> stick to a limited number of vendors, I guess you could consider the
> Catalyst 6840 line. Never had one to play with, though.
> 
> I'm currently evaluating another alternative : the Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent
> ISAM 7360FX chassis (4 to 16 slots) with either P2P (36 client lines per
> slot) or PON (up to 16 ports/slot), and a Mikrotik CCR1072 right behind
> to encapsulate L2 circuits. It's, by far, the denser and cheapest way to
> provide more than a few hundred 100M-1Gbps circuits per PoP.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> -- 
> Jérôme Nicolle


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