[c-nsp] 7200VXR to ASR upgrade

Aled Morris aledm at qix.co.uk
Wed Feb 19 09:12:50 EST 2014

On 19 February 2014 03:21, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:

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

I don't disagree with this, but I'd like to emphasise Jeremy's subsequent
remarks regarding the fact the ASR1k is really a great Nx1GE platform, but
not one you'd deploy if you needed multiple 10GE interfaces.


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