Suggestion for Layer 3, all SFP+ switches
baldur.norddahl at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 19:45:16 UTC 2018
The ZTE 5960 with 48x SFP+ and 4x QSFP28 (40G and 100G capable) will do it
within the budget listed. We use it for MPLS and VPLS.
Den tor. 19. apr. 2018 18.17 skrev Giuseppe Spanò - Datacast Srl <
spano at datacast.it>:
> 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.
> 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
> > 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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