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Mx204 alternative

On Mon, 2 Sep 2019 at 11:24, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:

> > 45k? No no, the mx204 with enough license to do BGP is more like 20k -
> > 25k or less. It is actually quite cheap, so I doubt the OP will find
> > anything much cheaper without going used or do a software router.
> >
> > I feel it should be mentioned that a Linux box with 4x10G NIC and some
> > random switch as port expander also will be able to fulfil the
> > requirements and for a fraction of any other solution.
> Including the code maturity for BGP, IS-IS, OSPF and friends?

I think the Baldur's proposal works for organisation with few and
highly skilled employees. But for larger organisation the CAPEX isn't
relevant, it's the OPEX that matters and managing that magic linux box
is going to be very OPEX heavy.
Also XEON isn't cheap chip, Jericho/PE/Trio/Solar/FP all are cheaper,
significantly so. XEON does cover some segment of the market, but it's
not large one.