Network Latency / Packet Loss

     Our router at the co-lo facility is running short of CPU during peak traffic times in the evenings resulting in greater latency and some packet loss.

     I am currently researching a replacement which will have approximately 6x as much CPU to accommodate this traffic and future growth.

     The current router is an Edgerouter Lite which has two 500 Mhz MIPS CPUs, the replacement I’m looking at is a Ubiquiti Dream Machine, which has four 1.7 Ghz cores.  The latter is designed for an enterprise environment.

     The Dream Machine comes in a lot of different flavors and I’m not familiar with all the terminology used in the specifications so I’m waiting on Ubiquiti support to answer a few questions before placing an order.