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...]

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...]