Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router

Job Snijders job at
Thu May 4 20:47:34 UTC 2017

What have you compared so far yourself?


On Thu, 4 May 2017 at 22:40, c b <bz_siege_01 at> wrote:

> We have a number of internet edge routers across several data centers
> approaching EOL/EOS, and are budgeting for replacements. Like most
> enterprises, we have been Cisco-centric in our routing/switching platforms.
> The ASR1Ks are too small for our needs and the ASR9Ks are prohibitively
> expensive and probably overkill. That being said, our IT staff is willing
> to look at other vendors if they are the right fit.
> Requirements:
>   *   Can handle full internet tables, both v4 and v6 with room for
> reasonable growth over the next 5 years.
>   *   VRF capability.
>   *   About 12-ish 10Gb ports and 10-ish 1Gb ports (24-ish total if they
> are 1Gb/10Gb select-rate ports.)
>   *   Full-Feature BGP (address-families, communities, peer-groups, etc...)
>   *   Used by carriers or large enterprises in a production role for at
> least a year (and not causing ulcers)
>   *   Affordable. I know that's subjective, but we need a solution that is
> as close as possible to commodity-pricing if this modernization effort
> balloons to include all of our data centers.
> We are open to named vendors and even so-called brite-box solutions. A
> little nervous about fringe solutions like pure whitebox with Quagga, but
> if the savings are there and people can vouch for it, we will consider it.
> In other words, if you've used it and stand by it, we value that input and
> will put it on the initial list. Also, if you chose solution-X after
> comparing it to solution-Y it would be very helpful to detail what you
> tested and why you chose.
> Thanks in advance.

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