May 12, 2022
Water in a Drought: Ongoing Supply Chain Issues and the Need to Adapt More than 2-years into a world-wide pandemic, ongoing supply chain issues continue to pose a challenge for the service provider industry and other bandwidth intensive networks looking to scale to meet customer demands. Chip...
Arista and Juniper Networks 100g switches
November 17, 2021
As 2020 saw slowly growing demand for 100G switching in the secondary market, 2021 has seen Arista price jumps at 2x to 3x in comparison to the year before. Dense, smaller 1RU 100G switches from Juniper, like the Juniper QFX5200-32C, remain more expensive than the similarly spec’d Arista DCS-...
Juniper MX150 Terabit Systems
October 26, 2021
With the ongoing popularity of the Juniper MX204 router, Juniper has knocked it out of the park for a compact, high-throughput edge routing solution. However, if your demand is for 20-Gbps or less, and you’re looking for a similar but cheaper solution than an MX204, well, you’re in luck...
December 17, 2020
The QFX5120 and QFX5110: There’s no better season to ‘switch’ with Juniper It’s no doubt been a year not to remember. And while the holidays may be a nice reminder that 2020 is almost over, they are also a great time to take a look at some pretty joyous things that have...
Cisco N3K-C3064-PQ-10GE Terabit Systems
November 25, 2020
The E and X Factors: A closer look at the popular Cisco 3064 switch Believe it or not, it’s been nine years since Cisco Systems first graced the networking world with its compact Nexus 3000 series -- forever changing the face of their popular data center switch portfolio. And much like the...
October 29, 2020
Finding the Right Arista Switch For You: 7060CX-32S VS.7260CX3-64 Last year, we mentioned some recent strides Arista has made to close the gap with long-time routing juggernauts, Cisco and Juniper. And while the company has continued to sport more and more blue chips in the networking department,...