Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router

Bryan Holloway bryan at
Fri May 5 17:16:33 UTC 2017

+1 on the 7280R

We just started deploying them on our edges for peering and 
port-density. Great little box.

... and their A-Care support has been good and responsive.

On 5/4/17 7:55 PM, Tyler Conrad wrote:
> 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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