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Tyler Conrad tyler at tgconrad.com
Fri May 5 01:18:18 UTC 2017


Mostly idle at around 102W atm.

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Ken Chase <math at sizone.org> wrote:

> 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)
>
> /kc
>
>
> 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 sizone.org <javascript:;>>
> 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 sizone.org <javascript:;> <javascript:;> Guelph
> Canada
>   >>
>
>


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