Vyatta beats out Cisco, Juniper for New Mexico win

Open source router maker Vyatta got a vote of confidence yesterday when the State of New Mexico signed on for a fairly large-scale deployment. New Mexico will roll out the Vyatta 514 and 2501 appliances throughout the state's 90 court systems sites.

Vyatta says that the state picked Vyatta over Cisco and Juniper Networks because it offered a more cost-effective option. New Mexico is looking to replace its aging Cisco routers, and the Vyatta all-in-one branch office device, which includes a firewall/router, was appealing. The customer was quoted in a Vyatta press release as saying:

"We considered using Cisco 2600 routers or a Juniper firewall and VPN but both of those fell short in some key areas," said Sam Noble, senior network system administrator, New Mexico Courts. "I downloaded and tested the Vyatta software and found that it gave me all the features and functionality I needed, great performance and, hands down, the most flexible system around. After test-driving the software, I knew I had found the ideal solution in the Vyatta open networking appliance."

Have you checked out Vyatta yet? What are your thoughts on it?

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