Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router

Saku Ytti saku at
Thu May 4 22:10:29 UTC 2017

On 5 May 2017 at 01:04, c b <bz_siege_01 at> wrote:


> The ASR9k is certainly up to the task and it's one of the few we looked at
> initially, but the pricing is nowhere near commodity even if we got a
> minimal build.

What is commodity? Where are you comparing it to which satisfies your

> As far as volume, the initial purchase for this round of budget will be an
> HA pair. If the solution works well, we have potential to replace 12 or so
> throughout FY17, maybe into FY18.

Yeah sales droids likely won't be interested in 2 at all. But if you
commit on those 12, even if you'll order them separately. I think
that's something sales droid will care about, and you'll have
negotiation leverage as you can keep bouncing between several vendors
seeing who gets your business.
You should really expect at least 70% discount on 12 units, 80% would
be good. Under 70% would be walk out the room.


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