Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router

c b bz_siege_01 at hotmail.com
Thu May 4 22:26:08 UTC 2017


Can someone toss in a brief testimonial for huawei? In the US, I never hear that name in enterprise space, only in carriers. No idea what day-to-day ops or support is like with that vendor. All the others I am quite familiar with to one degree or another.


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From: Dragan Jovicic <draganj84 at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:20 PM
To: Saku Ytti
Cc: c b; nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router

Hi,

But you probably should review at least:
  - Juniper MX204, MX480
  - Cisco ASR9k
  - Huawei NE20, NE40
  - Alcatel 7750SR

Having all of these somewhere in our network, and my heart being with JNPR boxes, I'll say have a look at Huawei offerings.

+Dragan

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 12:10 AM, Saku Ytti <saku at ytti.fi<mailto:saku at ytti.fi>> wrote:
On 5 May 2017 at 01:04, c b <bz_siege_01 at hotmail.com<mailto:bz_siege_01 at hotmail.com>> wrote:

Hey,

> 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
requirements?

> 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.

--
  ++ytti



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