I recently upgraded from a 50/5mbit to a 1gigE solution for my upstream provider. My CRS109 is able to manage around 325/325mbit which is pretty good but less than the capability of the uplink (I managed to get around 750/350 using my laptop direct into my providers equipment). I'm planning on replacing it with a CCR1009-8G and actually had some questions about it (though perhaps for another post).
In the meantime, though, I'm wondering if I should still be considering QoS (using either the hardware or software queues)? I realize the software queues might lower my overall performance but I was wondering if that would avoid potential congestion? I don't see using 325mbit particularly often (but for when folks come over for LAN parties, I could see hitting it).
Thoughts or ideas?