Router Suggestions

Drew Weaver drew.weaver at
Mon Jun 15 12:46:51 UTC 2020

We've been setting up some Arista DCS-7280CR2K-30-F lately and they have been just OK. The pricing is not at all close to $12,000 though.


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From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at> On Behalf Of Patrick Cole
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 8:42 AM
To: Colton Conor <colton.conor at>
Cc: NANOG <nanog at>
Subject: Re: Router Suggestions


We recently opted for the Arista 7280R2K for peering edge.  They come in at similar price points (maybe a little more?) to the MX204 and are a bit higher capacity.

Worth a look in.



Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 07:00:55AM -0500, Colton Conor wrote:

>    For around $11,000 right now, you can get a brand new Juniper MX204
>    router. Alternatively, you can get a used MX240 / MX480 with quad power
>    supplies, redundant quad core RE's, and 2 16X10G MIC cards for around
>    $12,000.
>    My question, is there anything else worth looking at in this price range /
>    port configuration? Open to both new and used options. Looking to take
>    full BGP routes.Â

Patrick Cole <patrickc at>
Principal Engineer
Spirit Telecom Ltd
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