10G MetroE 1-2U Switch

Colton Conor colton.conor at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 21:44:19 UTC 2017

I looked at all three of these solutions, and ended up going with the
Juniper ACX5048. Similar hardware wise to the NCS as it has the Broadcom
chipset, but much more feature rich than Cisco.

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 4:37 PM, Erik Sundberg <ESundberg at nitelusa.com>

> Hey Nanog,
> Looking for a new metroE Edge switch that has more that 10x 10G ports. I
> am having a hard time finding anything worthwhile without buying a full
> blown ASR9K Chassis or another vendor's chassis.
> Requirements
> MEF compliant
> 1-2U small foot print
> 10G Ports will be used for ENNI's and UNI Ports
> Prefer MPLS support for L2VPN's (EoMPLS and VPLS)
> QOS per Sub interface\vlan on a ENNI
> Cost effect 10G Ports
> 100G Not required
> Looking at the
> ASR920's - Great box for 1G but not enough 10G Ports Only 4
> NCS5001/NCS5501 - New\unproven\probably buggy, Lacking some features & QOS
> issues :/
> ASR900 - Looks good, but was hoping for a smaller foot print. If I
> remember right the 8x10G Cards can't go in every slot.
> Any other platforms I should be looking at?
> Ciena, Brocade, Juniper?
> Thanks in advance!
> -Erik
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