Apologies for minor thread hijacking, but it is kind-of relevant to future upgrade plans and resources available with appliances.
There are presently appliances in the lineup that are somewhat underwhelming, i.e. 5200 for instance.
Wouldn't it be easier to manufacture and sell fewer appliances with more capable CPUs and simply unlock cores with licenses?
Jim Fessler brought up a reasonable question about costs of the memory modules. I'd add to that a support line item associated with those.
It almost seem counterproductive, at least in the case of SMBs, which end-up running either appliances that are redlining or disable features on them.
Another possible issue is the real-world traffic mix used for sizing. Given that 75 percent of all web traffic is https, do the charts account for HTTPS inspection being turned on the appliances? I am not sure, but it probably should be. Does the same goes for SMB and CIFS?