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Any experience with FS hardware out there?

On Fri 2018-Jan-05 12:50:42 -0600, Bryan Holloway <bryan at shout.net> wrote:

>Fiberstore is rolling out some CRAZY cheap 100Gbps switches, and I'm 
>curious if anyone in the community has any thoughts or real-life 
>world experience with them.
>E.g.: https://www.fs.com/products/69340.html
>For the price point, it's almost in the "too good to be true" category.

The price is on par with the hardware cost of other whitebox Tomahawks, 
e.g. Edge-Core 32x100G models like the AS7712 or AS7716 that also runs the 
BCM56960, so the primary distinction seems to be that you get a NOS 
included in that price.  I have zero experience with Broadcom's ICOS as 
opposed to the other options on the market, so it seems to be a question of 
whether you're happy with that or would be e.g. paying Cumulus or $vendor a 
few K USD for a license for their NOS on it.

>Naturally it claims to support an impressive range of features including 
>BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, MPLS, VRFs, blah blah blah.
>There was an earlier discussion about packet buffer issues, but, 
>assuming for a second that it's not an issue, can anyone say they've 
>used these and/or the L2/L3 features that they purportedly support?
>			- bryan

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