Great stuff today over at the Global Crossing (GLBC) blog, where they spill the beans on their internal investigation into the cost/bit for Ethernet vs. SONET/SDH router interfaces.
The conclusion? The biggest price disparity isn’t necessarily Ethernet vs. SONET interfaces. It’s the difference between big iron routers from vendors like Cisco (CSCO) and scaled up switch routers like the Cisco 7600 or Cat 6k or equivalent products from Force 10.
I just discovered that Global Crossing (GLBC) has an excellent corporate blog that is admirable for it’s lack of corporate-speak and full-frontal opinion.