I’m not the only person pointing out the software routers are reaching unprecedented performance levels.
I’ve been evaluating Cisco Nexus products for a customer. So far, its taken 10h20m to check which licenses are required for each platform. And I’m still not confident that it’s correct and accurate.
It’s a constant and oft repeated fallacy that software on x86 servers will never forward packets at speed. Here is Vyatta explaining why their software will be able to go past 100 Million Packets Per Second this year on standard COTS hardware.
Steven emailed me about whether x86 server and software networking can ever match the performance of hardware routers. The answer is yes for many use cases and no for some. I believe that most organisations could save large sums of money by replacing hardware routers in the years ahead. Here is why.
Check this out. An entire webinar devoted to licensing of just a single product from Cisco. Obviously, Cisco licensing of UCM is now so complicated and involved that there “Subject Matter Experts” dedicated to handling your queries about licensing upgrades. Not the product itself mind you, or the great new features, or planning your migration process. […]