Cisco Subnet over on Network World has an article from Vyatta stating better performance from their product than Ciso’s 2821’s and so forth. Here is my problem with their gear: It runs from a PC! Now I am a big open source kind of person, but I will never run any routers off of PC hardware. PC’s are too prone to failure. So you start to look at 1u servers with all redundant hardware. Which starts to become even more costly. I have had plenty of servers as well that lost motherboards, raid batteries and so forth. Plus if it does crap out on you, are you left reloading the whole OS again? Any guess as to one of the reason I love working with network hardware? My backup and restore consists of “copy start tftp, copy tftp start…”

The last thing I would ever want to worry about is PC/Server hardware on my node ends…