[c-nsp] Leaked Video or Not (Linux and Cisco for internal Sales folks)

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Fri Jun 22 11:23:24 EDT 2018


On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 07:20:55AM -0700, Tails Pipes wrote:
> Thats the problem they are engaging with. Nearly everyone is doing better,
> faster, easier, more reliable networking that Cisco. Most often, at a
> cheaper price too. 

Not exactly sure what you're talking about.  Cisco builds many products,
some of them are indeed not very reliable, and others are definitely
more expensive :-) - but to claim "nearly everyone is doing better, faster,
more reliable" is so totally off-base that you really need to do some
solid reading before going on with that rant.

The "networking space" is very vast - from boxes that have a few times
100 Mbit and full software routing to boxes that use broadcom chips
for "fast and cheap" 40x 10Gbit ports but limited feature sets (<- this
is dictated by the hardware, the OS used on top can not change it),
to "flexible, fast, and insanely expensive" boxes with many times 100Gbit/s
support for >2 Million routing table entries, etc.

Depending on your needs, an APU2 with Linux might be the right answer,
or a Cisco ASR9900 or Juniper MX2020, filling a whole rack and costing
multiple million US$...   (and no, you won't be able to do that with
Linux or any other generic OS without heavy hardware support)

"If was one thing all people took for granted, was conviction that if you 
 feed honest figures into a computer, honest figures come out. Never doubted 
 it myself till I met a computer with a sense of humor."
                             Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Gert Doering - Munich, Germany                             gert at greenie.muc.de
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