I have to make a recommendation for a core network WAN router that will be used to connect a client's trusted remote sites. The client has about 80 remote sites, and 13 of them have several hundred or so users in them.
OK, what considerations should I make when selecting a WAN router? I know that is a loaded question -- there is so much to consider. But I would liek some detailed feedback.
I am thinking of recommending an L3 switch (6509 with SUP 32 PISA) instead of, say, a 7206 router. I like the PISA and I think it offers excellent functionality for application enhancements, acceleration and QoS.
So, what else should I be thinking about?
I really would love to hear a few opinions from the most seasoned professionals on here.
And I thank you kindly in advance for your insight.