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Sponsor:   Nortel     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: Ethernet Routing Switch 8300 Series Competitive Performance Evaluation versus Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series with Supervisor Engine V-10GE

Publication date:   18 March 2008
Document number:    208277

Abstract:

Nortel commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the Layer 2 switching performance, resiliency and ease of use delivered by the company’s chassis-based Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 8300 which is deployed in enterprise wiring closets, or as an aggregation or a core switch. The Nortel ERS 8300 modules tested include Switch Fabric Modules, plus 24- and 48-port GbE interface modules and a 10GbE module.

Engineers measured the performance, resiliency characteristics and power consumption of the ERS 8300 and a comparable Cisco Catalyst 4500 chassis-based switch with the maximum allowable equivalency in module configuration. Engineers also measured resilient performance between the Nortel ERS 8300 running switch clustering and the Cisco Catalyst 4500 running High Availability (HA) solutions. Tests were conducted in January 2008.



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