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SmartNet Alternatives



Sometimes you have to pick your battles. 

I'm sure there's a number cruncher somewhere telling Cisco this is a good idea.
Let's see how the real world reacts though....



> Subject: RE: SmartNet Alternatives
> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 13:33:32 -0800
> From: ryan.finnesey at HarrierInvestments.com
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> CC: JMacleod at alentus.com
> 
> 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.
> Cheers
> Ryan
> 
> 
> -----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?
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> > We currently have a mix of SmartNet and internal parts supply.
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