[c-nsp] 7200VXR to ASR upgrade

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Tue Feb 18 22:21:39 EST 2014

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 01:28:59 AM Jeremy Bresley 

> The only caveats I'll mention on the ASR1K is that they
> are priced around 1GbE ports.  There are
> OC3/OC12/OC48/DS3 cards available, but they tend to get
> pricey quickly if you're doing very many ports.

I suppose that can be said for any platform that requires 
non-Ethernet (especially SONET/SDH) line cards.

While the ASR1000 is probably the best platform that will 
mix-and-match Ethernet and non-SDH economically (well, 
Juniper's MX104 is now shipping, albeit too new), SDH is 
simply too expensive.

We have seen prices for STM-64/OC-192 ports up to 8 times 
higher that of their 10Gbps Ethernet counterpart.

Unless you're my competitor, would recommend pushing all 
your customers/connections to Ethernet whenever possible.

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