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MPC5E-40G10G-IRB Terabit Systems
January 21, 2020
In the secondary market, supply can often be the determining factor when designing and scaling a network build out. We recently discussed an example of limited availability of the Juniper MPC4E-3D-32XGE-SFPP with a customer. The 16-port version of this card flooded the market lately, increasing...
Juniper_MX480-BP3_NG_100G_Terabit_Systems
January 14, 2020
If You're Still On the Juniper MX480 Router Fence, Next Generation Modulation May Be the Push You Need Hardware dependability, great customer service, and seamless compatibility have long made Juniper a major player in the networking world. But what keeps us continually talking about its MX...
December 02, 2019
Moving on from the MLXe: Going Hard Core. Finding the right core router is a big deal. The work those things do is intense: multiple protocols, redistribution, leaves and spines, wire speed on endless interfaces. The stresses on those things are extreme and getting more so by the minute....
November 22, 2019
A while back we did a rundown on entry-level Ruckus ICX switches, the little engines that did move from Brocade to a new home. Those are great starters for your network, and the ICX series was sort of a last hurrah for the Brocade brand, which means they’ve got the features and quality you...
Arista-DCS-7280SR-48C6_Terabit_Systems
November 12, 2019
Once known primarily as a data center and network switch vendor, Arista is now making considerable headway into the router market. Armed with its cloud-streamlined EOS platform and headed by a company CEO that was just crowned the best in the business, there’s a lot to like in...
October 09, 2019
Juniper’s MX240: Choosing an MX Starter Home We’ve been talking up Juniper’s QFX series lately, because it’s a great fixed switch with some useful options in a 1RU platform. With the right licenses you can turn a QFX into a pretty good entry-level router, but those licenses...