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SmartNet Alternatives

This is one of the reasons we are starting to look at Juniper for a new network build.  It is my understanding we set software updates for life for free.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Loftis [mailto:mloftis at wgops.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 4:27 PM
To: John Macleod
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: SmartNet Alternatives

Cisco is making noises that they'll eventually be restricting software access to ONLY those devices which have an active SmartNet contract associated to your CCO account.  I don't know where this currently stands, and it sure will be a huge pain in my rear if/when it happens.

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 1:41 PM, John Macleod <JMacleod at alentus.com> wrote:
> Just interested in other peoples experience to companies offering alternatives to SmartNet?
> Pros/Cons/Tradeoffs?
> We currently have a mix of SmartNet and internal parts supply.
> John
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