I have been asking a lot of experts that everyone give me different answer.
Here is the situation, we have two site, currently, connect between 100MB WAN link from ISP. Site A is 7206VXR with NPE300, Site B is 3725.
Both site also has 6509E with SUP 720 and WS-X6748-GE-TX, I can move the 100MB wan link (routed port) to 6509E instead of 7206 and 3725.
My question is that, other than the feature set different between switch and router. Which method have better performance??
In the very near future, I want to buy 7206 NPE-G2 or ASR 10000 series, so I can get faster speed in terms of packet per second. However, if 6509 can give me faster performance, why do I bother get the routers ( I knew I will lose some feature set, like QoS, NBAR, etc).
Thanks in advance!!!