[c-nsp] Super Core Hardware suggestions

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Sat Aug 8 05:06:33 EDT 2015

On 08/08/2015 00:27, Ben Cornish wrote:
> We are looking for suggestions for a device to act as a super Core Device / MPLS P router only.
> There seems to be plenty of Chassis based solutions out there that also cater for a lot more.
> We ideally would like a 1RU or 2RU device - Handling MPLS / IGP only
> ·         Ideally 16 to 48 ports of 10Gig – SFP
> ·         Non-blocking line rate capable on all ports.
> ·         MPLS / OSPF /BFD / ISIS / RSVP-TE capably.
> ·         Deep buffers on the ports would also be nice
> ·         With a possible option of 40Gig uplinks..

you won't get exactly this combination in a 1U or 2U form factor.  If you
ditch the requirement for deep buffers, the juniper ACX5K will do what you
want.  If you ditch the requirement for line rate on all ports and the form
factor size, the cisco 6800-X series will work.


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