Vyatta Delivers Twice the Performance of Cisco at Half the Price

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Third-Party Testing Reveals that Open Hardware Beats Proprietary Hardware in LAN Routing Performance

For the majority of routing applications, open-source software and x86-based hardware can easily address the performance requirements and at significantly lower price points.

Vyatta today announced the release of independent third-party testing results from The Tolly Group that measured the throughput and performance of the open-source, x86-based Vyatta router and firewall appliance versus the proprietary Cisco 2821 ISR.

“This report shatters the myth that proprietary hardware products are a better choice than standard x86-based systems for network infrastructure,” said Dave Roberts, VP of strategy and marketing at Vyatta. “For the majority of routing applications, open-source software and x86-based hardware can easily address the performance requirements and at significantly lower price points.”

Tolly Report Highlights:

1. (Vyatta) Outperforms the Cisco 2821 router consistently in Layer 3 Ethernet bidirectional zero-loss throughput, achieving up to twice the performance at half the price

2. (Vyatta) Operates at wire-speed across two onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports when forwarding 1,024-byte frames or higher

3. (Vyatta) Delivers lower frame-loss than the Cisco 2821 for all packet sizes and achieves zero frame loss with packets of 1,024 bytes and higher

4. (Vyatta) Leverages standard hardware and the structural cost benefits of the x86 ecosystem offer a flexible, extensive faster solution at attractive price points.

Availability

The full document, Tolly Report: Vyatta® 1.1.2 Competitive Gigabit Ethernet LAN Routing Throughput Evaluation versus Cisco 2821 Integrated Service Router, can be downloaded from http://www.tolly.com/DocDetail.aspx?DocNumber=207190 or at http://www.vyatta.com/download/

About Vyatta

“Vyatta” is the ancient Sanskrit word meaning “open” – a fitting name for a company that was created to bring commercial-quality, open-source networking products to market. Open source has created a profound change in the market place, shifting the balance of power from large corporations back to the users of products. Open source is about control, choice, and cost savings. Vyatta is bringing those qualities to the world of network infrastructure products. For more information, please visit http://www.vyatta.com.

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