Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router

James Braunegg james.braunegg at
Sat May 6 12:46:23 UTC 2017

Dear All

I would add the Brocade MLXe-4/8/16 (Soon to be Extreme) to the list depending how many ports you need.

The 20 x 10G X2 line cards support up to 2 million routes, well worth looking at.

Kindest Regards,

James Braunegg

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-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Dragan Jovicic
Sent: Friday, 5 May 2017 8:20 AM
To: Saku Ytti <saku at>
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router


> 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.


On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 12:10 AM, Saku Ytti <saku at<mailto:saku at>> wrote:

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