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RE: Cisco 7200 + NPE-G1 / 7301

  • From: Joel Jaeggli
  • Date: Fri Nov 18 13:04:30 2005

On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Neil J. McRae wrote:

I'd stick with what you know unless you plan to terminate hundreds
of thousands of things in which case cisco isn't a great choice. They
two platforms are similar but 7301 is relatively new. Anything new from
I recommend to avoid for atleast a year so that you aren't an alpha
The npe-g1 is not exactly a new product, it was introduced in early 2003 if I'm not mistaken. The 7301 was introduced later that year.

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
Behalf Of Ben Butler
Sent: 18 November 2005 17:20
To: [email protected]
Subject: Cisco 7200 + NPE-G1 / 7301


Anyone got any comments about how good or otherwise the Cisco 7200 +
NPE-G1 or 7301, both with 1GB of RAM, is as a eBGP router +
L2TP terminator for DSL subs, in terms of scalability for
bandwidth through put & the number of VPDN sessions it can
terminate before it dies.  Are the two solutions effectively
the same box or are there more technical differences beyond
the obvious number of slots.

Without wanting to start one of those sorts of threads is it
time to look at something else, i.e. Juniper, for cost /
performance, or should I stick with the heard and what I know
in Cisco.

Kind Regards

Ben Butler
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