Cisco ASR9010 vs Juniper MX960

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Sun Feb 28 09:11:02 UTC 2016


On 18/Feb/16 15:45, Colton Conor wrote:

> I would like opinions of the differences between these two platforms if
> possible.
>
> I was going to buy a used Juniper MX960 Router MX960-PREMIUM2-AC-ECM with
>  2 x RE-S-1800X4-16G  and 3 x SCBE-MX-S. Then I was going to load this up
> with a couple of older DPCE-R-4XGE-XFP 4x10GE DPC Enhanced cards.
>
> Now Cisco has offered me a new ASR9010 with dual ASR9K Route Switch
> Processor with 440G/slot Fabric and 6GB, and two 4X10GE / 16X1G Combo
> Linecard, Packet Transport Optimized for about the same price as the used
> Juniper. The only catch is the Cisco's support and warranty looks
> very expensive per year, but that's hard to compare since a used Juniper
> has zero support and warranty included.

If DPC's are your only option on the MX960, then the ASR9010 will be a
better option with those line cards.

If you are able to run the newer MIC/MPC line cards on the Juniper,
capabilities will not vary much; but IMHO, the MX960 will have a slight
edge over the ASR9010.

Mark.


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