[c-nsp] ME3600 EoS?

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Tue Jun 2 16:30:04 EDT 2015

On 2/Jun/15 16:59, Jay McMaster wrote:
> Folks...looking for insight, feedback or thoughts on this.  Working with the
> account team on a SP network refresh and using the ME3600 as the access
> node.  I questioned why the price point for a fully licensed ASR-920-24TZ-M
> versus a fully licensed ME-3600X-24TS-M resulted in the ME3600 being CDN
> LIST$ 7,000 per unit more.  The only explanation offered was that the ME was
> most likely being targeted for EoS.  I found that hard to believe since it
> is relatively early within its lifecycle.  I was then forwarded a message
> from a Product Manager - Marketing with this quote...     
> "No immediate plans for EoS, but given that ASR920 is a new platform in same
> space, that is something we will be thinking very soon"

The ASR920 is replacing the ME3600X.

If you're greenfielding, buy the ASR920.

Otherwise, you can buy the ME3800X, although I'd imagine it's on its
last legs also.


More information about the cisco-nsp mailing list