My company has a site where we have debated the difference between installing a T3 vs 50Mb Ethernet.
We typically deploy 3845's in this scenario. T3 prices (monthly cost & hardware costs) are not cheap and ethernet (especially with inexpensive hardware) looks promising.
We would need to use shaping on the interface to their upstream PE device, so which platform is better for this? ISR series or Metro Switches?
I understand that the ISR would be queuing in software vs the switch's hardware. How hard would that hit the 3845 or any of the ISR's for that matter?
Any links or advice would be appreciated. We would definitely like to move to ethernet in the future over other technologies (ATM, T1, T3, Frame, etc).