Suggestion for Layer 3, all SFP+ switches

Giuseppe Spanò - Datacast Srl spano at datacast.it
Thu Apr 19 16:16:34 UTC 2018


Thank you very much to everyone.

The budget is around 3000-5000 $ each, possibly.
There are many devices that could match our needs but as usual the dark 
side of this market is the platforms compatibility. We deployed many 
Mikrotik and Ericsson devices, hope they will "match" with a Cisco or 
Juniper or Huawey device with regards to MPLS, EoMPLS, VPLS etc...

Anyway your kind help is really very appreciated, we'll decide for one 
and will test it, no way out I think.

Giuseppe

Il 19/04/18 03:32, Colton Conor ha scritto:
> What is your budget?
> 
> I know on the low end many operators are using the 
> Huawei S6720S-26Q-EI-24S-AC. You can get these new for $2500 to $3500, 
> and the support all the features and port counts you requested. The also 
> have a lifetime warranty that includes advanced replacement (10 days), 
> TAC support, and software support all for free if you buy through 
> official channels. It support MPLS, and also VXLAN.
> 
> Extreme seems to have some good options, but I doubt they are that low cost.
> 
> For Juniper you need to look at the ACX series which is expensive. Like 
> the ACX5048 which list price is $40k not that anyone pays list, and 
> that's before port licenses. The EX series does not have proper MPLS 
> support.
> 
> Cisco has mutliple options, but mainly the NCS based on your port count 
> I think. Supposely the C3850 and C9500 now support MPLS? There is a new 
> 16 port 10G version of the C9500. I haven't looked into Nexus switches. 
> Does Nexus support full MPLS?
> 
> HPE has some low cost options. In their FlexFabric and FlexNetwork lines 
> that support MPLS in Comware V7.
> 
> Who else are we missing? MPLS support really cuts down this list, but I 
> agree its a critical feature for most service providers.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 7:26 AM, Giuseppe Spanò - Datacast Srl 
> <spano at datacast.it <mailto:spano at datacast.it>> wrote:
> 
>     Hello,
> 
>     we're looking for some L3 switches to be used as distribution
>     devices. They should have all (at leaast 24) SFP+ ports 10G and at
>     least a couple of upstream ports 40G capable, but what is most
>     important, they should be able to run MPLS, EoMPLS and VPLS. Is
>     there any device you would suggest us? We where thinking about NEXUS
>     but I'm sure there are also others, even if it is not so easy to
>     find them on the Internet.
> 
>     Thank you in advance for your help .
> 
>     Giuseppe Spanò
>     Datacast Srl
> 
> 


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