Any experience with FS hardware out there?
hugo at slabnet.com
Tue Jan 9 15:24:43 UTC 2018
Largely from web searches, the price seemed to shake out around there.
This wasn't from wholesale / direct Edge-Core pricing.
Hugo Slabbert | email, xmpp/jabber: hugo at slabnet.com
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On Mon 2018-Jan-08 20:30:01 -0600, Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com> wrote:
>Where do you get wholesale pricing from Edgecore? Simple google searches
>only bring up
>On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 1:19 PM, Hugo Slabbert <hugo at slabnet.com> wrote:
>> On Fri 2018-Jan-05 12:50:42 -0600, Bryan Holloway <bryan at shout.net> wrote:
>> Fiberstore is rolling out some CRAZY cheap 100Gbps switches, and I'm
>>> curious if anyone in the community has any thoughts or real-life world
>>> experience with them.
>>> E.g.: https://www.fs.com/products/69340.html
>>> For the price point, it's almost in the "too good to be true" category.
>> The price is on par with the hardware cost of other whitebox Tomahawks,
>> e.g. Edge-Core 32x100G models like the AS7712 or AS7716 that also runs the
>> BCM56960, so the primary distinction seems to be that you get a NOS
>> included in that price. I have zero experience with Broadcom's ICOS as
>> opposed to the other options on the market, so it seems to be a question of
>> whether you're happy with that or would be e.g. paying Cumulus or $vendor a
>> few K USD for a license for their NOS on it.
>> Naturally it claims to support an impressive range of features including
>>> BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, MPLS, VRFs, blah blah blah.
>>> There was an earlier discussion about packet buffer issues, but, assuming
>>> for a second that it's not an issue, can anyone say they've used these
>>> and/or the L2/L3 features that they purportedly support?
>>> - bryan
>> Hugo Slabbert | email, xmpp/jabber: hugo at slabnet.com
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