NFV’s Impact on Network Equipment Manufacturers

NFV as viewed by the Network Equipment Manufactures What the customers are looking for from NFV: With the advent of NFV the networking industry is seeing a big change in the historically conservative views of their Telco customers.  The Telcos are willing to: Take a larger CapEx hit if it means very large reductions on OpEx Work with smaller (startup) vendors Give up … [Read more...]

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router Testing and Analysis Report Now Available

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router Testing and Analysis Report Now Available for no cost Router Analysis is proud to release the full ASR1000 Series Router Testing and Analysis Report (RA-070112-03).  The report is available for no cost. The report covers the ASR1000 Series Routers with RP2 and ESP40.  During our testing, we tested both the ASR1004 and 1006 platforms and found no … [Read more...]

Product Review: Edge-Core ECS4610-50T

Edge-Core ECS4610-50T IWNetworks, the US distributor of Edge-Core switches provided Router Analysis with a ECS4610-50T Gigabit Aggregation switch to test in our Gigabit Aggregation Switch Shootout.  While we were unpacking and setting the switch up for testing we decided to do a quick review. Product Description The Edge-Core ECS4610 series is a stackable … [Read more...]

Cisco ASR 1000 Testing Results

Router Analysis testing results for the Cisco ASR 1000. Router Analysis tested the Cisco ASR 1004 for performance, scalability and features.  The following is a list of items tested: IP forwarding rate Minimum Packet Size (64 bytes) With ACLs (permit any any) With uRPF With QoS With Netflow Packet IMIX 1500 Byte Packets (Fabric … [Read more...]

The TOR space is getting crowded, With Density

The top of the rack has long be the location of important networking devices in the datacenter.  Generally held for a small switch or console server, it has recently become it's own space in the market, with leaders like Cisco, Juniper and Huawei vying for it. Huawei: Recently Huawei released the CloudEngine 6800 Series giving 48 10GE and 4 40GE ports in 1U.  Thats a very … [Read more...]