indianajones 12/5/2012 | 1:51:25 AM
re: Sources: Cisco Building 'Son of HFR' I had read from somewhere that HFR is 23'' wide. What about the son? Is the son 19'' or 23''?
wilecoyote 12/5/2012 | 1:51:25 AM
re: Sources: Cisco Building 'Son of HFR' So can we expect this thing to be generally available in, what, about 2008? Based on the history of HFR (which still cannot point to one live deployment to my knowledge), I would put el nino de HFR (nod to Foundry's "next gen box") out about 4 years.

Gotta love Cisco math, baby! Twice as small? Or half as large?
reoptic 12/5/2012 | 1:51:18 AM
re: Sources: Cisco Building 'Son of HFR' First 12800 introduced in January, now HFR in June, and even before that is out now it is mini-HFR that is coming. Who is going to invest in one of the new products from these guys when it keeps getting obsolete within months? If at first you don't succeed, try try again must be the motto over there.
Dindon 12/5/2012 | 1:51:16 AM
re: Sources: Cisco Building 'Son of HFR' Cisco's math is reduce customer's risk, instead of "High Financial Risk" to buy very expensive HFR they are going to reduce the risk with 1/2 the size?

Let's buy Cisco's shares, they are going to get a lot of free money from Cisco's friends that still believe the best alternative is to upgrade the Network, spending $$$, every quarter.
brahmos 12/5/2012 | 1:51:15 AM
re: Sources: Cisco Building 'Son of HFR' dont worry all this 'new' IOS will soon get into
the usual chaos. 12.0S, 12.3T, 12.2S, 12.0SX ....
it will never converge. then there's CatOS and
stuff like vxworks and linux in new acqusitions.

not a pleasant situation to manage.
AutoDog 12/5/2012 | 1:51:11 AM
re: Sources: Cisco Building 'Son of HFR' reoptic,

I beg to differ with you on this one. Offering a smaller formfactor/capacity router after you introduce the first product does not make the first product obsolete.

To do that would imply that the "1/2 HFR" would add functionality that the big guy does not. I just don't any evidence of that being the case here.

On the contrary, I think it is a wise move on Cisco's part to offer two different sizes. Since the core HW/SW are likely to be darn-near identical a small additional investment on Cisco's part would create a new product that should appeal to customers that otherwise wouldn't need/couldn't afford the JumboTron.

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