MPLS/MEF Switches and NIDs

Colton Conor colton.conor at
Fri May 28 22:46:25 UTC 2021

Yes, I was surprised as you that they have these routing features. I was
also surprised they had multiple boxes that compete with
aggregation devices like the ACX5048. The question is how good is Ciena's
MPLS, switching, and routing stack compared to the established players of
Juniper, Cisco, and Nokia? Ciena is no small company, so I think they would
have the resources to make it happen.

On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 12:32 PM <aaron1 at> wrote:

> Wow, ciena has the means to implement SR and MPLS services?  I mean they
> run the underlying LS IGP to signal those SID’s ??  I didn’t know that.  I
> may look at them in the future then.  I thought Ciena just did some sort of
> static mpls-tp or something…
> We use Accedian as NID’s with SkyLight director for PAA (SLA stuff)…and
> uplink those into our network at (yester-year, Cisco ME3600’s and
> ASR9000’s), but now, ACX5048 and MX204
> -Aaron
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