Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router

Ken Chase math at
Fri May 5 01:09:47 UTC 2017

hows the power footprint? i never understood why each prefix cost
1mW to handle on most routers (and still took 2-3 minutes to converge)


On Thu, May 04, 2017 at 06:55:54PM -0600, Tyler Conrad said:
  >I use the 7280R in production. Love it.
  >Pros: Cheap, fantastic API, can take (current) full tables of v4 and v6.
  >6x100G w 48x1/10G gives lots of flexibility.
  >Cons: Lack of proper VRF support and minimal bgp address families. (If you
  >want strict isolation, or can use a separate device for route leaking, they
  >can still do most of what we want).
  >On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Ken Chase <math at> wrote:
  >> anyone have thoughts about/experience with the Arista 7280R / their
  >> flexroute engine?
  >> /kc
  >> On Thu, May 04, 2017 at 08:39:16PM +0000, c b said:
  >>   >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.
  >>   >
  >> --
  >> Ken Chase - math at <javascript:;> Guelph Canada

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