[SASAG] Switch Recommendations
Michael T. Halligan
michael at halligan.org
Mon Feb 11 14:14:31 PST 2008
First off, I hate buying used.. That being said, HP's used procurve
gear is great. We were paying over $3k+ per switch for the 2848
switches new.. Now
we pay around $1,500 each for them used, and keep a couple of spares
around just in case. I can't stress how great of a deal the 2848 is..
have a comparable switch for under $6k, and even that doesn't have the
throughput/backplane as the procurve.
On Feb 11, 2008, at 12:41 PM, Adam Stenseth wrote:
> Seconded. HP makes pretty good switchgear and their support is
> phenomenal. We bought what is currently the dell switchline in its
> incarnation (same switch manufacturer, rebranded) and had no end of
> If you can get good pricing on ProCurve, go for it. By far the
> TCO, especially if you can keep the upfront down.
> On Mon, 11 Feb 2008, Benjamin Krueger wrote:
>> * James Affeld (jamesaffeld at yahoo.com) [080211 09:14]:
>>> I've been really happy with HP. Haven't tried the
>>> Dell. The vendor we used was Unisoft, who resell for
>>> a number of OEMs.
>>> For backbone use, the 2900 and 2800 series are still
>>> pretty cheap and offer 4x10-gig ports.
>> The ProCurves are nice switches, especially for office use. Stay as
>> far away from Dell's sorry excuses for switches as you can. They
>> will cause nothing but heartache.
>> Benjamin Krueger
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