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Offline Aggie87

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SPB-Shortest Path Bridging
« on: September 21, 2015, 11:25:13 AM »

We have aged 8600 cores in two separate data center that are connected via 3 10G ISTs.  Our technically team like what we have seen and understand from SPB and far as its ease of deployment and the way it support multicast.  We would like to hear from others who are using it as Management don't understand it and won't us to look at other vendors who will be using the same old protocols. 

Offline Dominik

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Re: SPB-Shortest Path Bridging
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2015, 02:14:36 AM »
Hi Aggie,

year it is always a hard task to introduce a complete new technology.
the management often does not understand the profits that brings a new technology like SPB.

Besides all the benefits that SPB provides like scalibilty, fast failover, redundancy and automation of the core
the technology has already proven to run in real world networks. A good example that you can show your mangement is the network for the Olympic Games in Sotchi. The complete network for Olympia was based on SPB, all the videos that where broadcasted over the TV had come over IP multicast streams over SPB.
Here is link that shows the details of the olympic network:

Hope that helps to point out the benefits of SPB to your mangement.

Itīs always the networks fault!

Offline TankII

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Re: SPB-Shortest Path Bridging
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 10:36:02 AM »
We are planning on SPB in our Hospital to provide mobility for proprietary medical devices.  We also have 8600's and are looking at either ERS8800's or VSP 8200's.  Both, at this time, provide the same features except the 8800 provides 100% IPFix on all ports, which we use extensively for security reporting.  However, the VSP platform has a higher 10 GIG port count.  We don't have a need for 10 Gig to the edge as we are moving to Citrix, but it is nice to be able to swap a GBIC at the core to upgrade the links to the edge in the future.