China Showdown Huawei vs ZTE

Colin Stanners (lists) Colin-lists at highspeedcrow.ca
Fri Apr 20 13:52:29 UTC 2018


Colton, can you post some examples of the Whitebox/OS examples that you were looking at in that performance tier?

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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Colton Conor
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 7:46 AM
To: Josh Reynolds <josh at kyneticwifi.com>
Cc: NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: China Showdown Huawei vs ZTE

Josh,

I like the whitebox route, but I can't find anything that will come close price wise.

Example, Huawei S6720 with 24 10G ports, 2 40G ports, and full MPLS operating system from Huawei is $3500 out the door with a lifetime warranty. I can't even find a whitebox hardware, not even accounting for the OS, that is close to that price. Most 48 Port 10G with 6 40G uplinks (so double this huawei unit) are in the $5k range, and then you have to buy an operating system costing a couple more grand. Choices are limited on whitebox operating systems that support MPLS.

There might be some FibeStore models that come close to this price, but FS.com is a Chinese company too, so that's no better than ZTE or Huawei.



On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 7:34 AM, Josh Reynolds <josh at kyneticwifi.com> wrote:

> Why not just go the whitebox route and pick your NOS of choice?
>
> Far cheaper, and far more flexible.
>
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 7:28 AM Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Of the two large Chinese Vendors, which has the better network 
>> operating system? Huawei is much larger that ZTE is my understanding, 
>> but larger does not always mean better.
>>
>> Both of these manufactures have switches and routers. I doubt we will 
>> use their routing products anytime soon, but the switching products 
>> with MPLS are what we are exploring. Price wise both of these vendors 
>> seem to have 10G MPLS capable switches that are a 1/4 of the price of 
>> a Cisco or Juniper wants to charge.
>>
>> On the Huawei side looks like the S6720 is a fit.
>> On the ZTE side, it looks like the ZXR10 5960 Series is a fit.
>>
>> Has anyone had experience with either of these two switches? How do 
>> they compare?
>>
>> Also, for each independent brand, is their switching network 
>> operating system the same as their routing network operating system 
>> that their routers run?
>>
>



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