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Need Advice for Selecting Service Provider level Router/Switch for Managing Client Internet Access (ISP)

Posted on 2011-02-24
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We have customers connecting directly to our facilities via fiber optic cabling (provider by the local municipality).  In our facility we have access to a relatively unlimited amount of bandwidth and we would like to resell portions of this bandwidth to our customers, similar to an ISP.

Can anyone suggest what type and brand of equipment that we should use to both route the clients to the internet and at the same time control their bandwidth (i.e. give one client 5Mb and another client 10Mb) ?

I am sure that there has to be plenty of equipment on the market to do this, we just need someone to help point us in the proper direction.

Thanks!
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Most Cisco equipment is capable of traffic shaping, in particular any of the catalyst line of switches supporting QoS will let you shape traffic to a specific level of inbound and outbound traffic.  As far as routing is concerned, any layer 3 capable switch will give you some routing features, depending on exactly what you need you might be better off with a standalone router.

Some useful links:
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I suggest that the above solution will just work for small number of customers and it is completely manual. So, If you are going to expand your business on this trend, you should looking for an accounting & billing software/appliance.
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