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Re: GSR, 7600, Juniper M?, oh my!
GSRs are useless if you are doing any kind of aggregation. Their traffic shaping abilities are embarrassing. 7500 is the classic aggregator. They do the job quite well, actually. Based on cost right now, I would take 10 7500s over 1 7600 anyday. For transit, though, I would use a Juniper - hands down. Cisco has to get their $hit together in terms of software stability.... one would hope it would get more stable over time.... but alas no. Dan. "Tom (UnitedLayer)" wrote: > On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, bcm wrote: > > But where to go? The Cisco GSR platform seems a logical choice, but > > their new 7600 series units are attractive for their cost. > > 7600's have all the craptacularity of 6500 switches, because thats what > they are, I would reccomend against them. > > Buying GSR's is probably the right replacement for 7500's if you want to > stick with Cisco. > > > Juniper may also have a place at this end of the processing spectrum. > > I'd also like to ensure that the new platform supports doing CAR and > > ACLs at line rate, given the client base. > > Then you'll be wanting J boxes then, cuz Cisco doesn't do that very well > from my experience.