I heard that HP has technology like Qfabric from Juniper or Fabric Extender from Cisco. It is IRF. You can read some things about these technologies in the Pepelnjak`s blog, but I allow myself to make short description about it.
The EANTC created event For MPLS & Ethernet World Congress when tested mpls, mpls-tp, ipv6 and other interoperability between different vendors. White paper
The biggest event about mpls, mpls-tp and other backhaul technologies was over last Friday in the Paris. According official site, “More than 1300 delegates attended the 13th edition of the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress. 150 service providers from 70 countries were present and confirmed the event to be the number one event worldwide in … Continue reading
The famous market-research group iSuppli says that about 1560 thousands routers will be sold in the 2012. The TOP5 of router original equipment manufacturers are Cisco, Juniper, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and Tellabs. They have 97% of market of routers. Orginal link
Actually, Juniper takes an increasing share of the market and Cisco has no way except start to black-PR company against Juniper. There is url from cisco.com “When you overpromised and Under Deliver, you’ve “junipered”! http://www.overpromisesunderdelivers.net/ Sad, that Cisco did it. But service – it is one of the strongest side of Cisco now. So maybe it has sense. … Continue reading