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On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Darth Vader <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'd stick with Procurve... hard to beat a solid switch with a lifetime
> warranty and no yearly support fees (I'm talking about you Cisco).
>
> Which line to point you at is hard to say since I don't know what kind
> of port density you require.  But, the 4200 is a chasis solution (4 or 8
> bay) and you can get just about any kind of port load out you want.  The
> Mini-GBICs aren't really all that expensive considering what they do
> (ball park of $250 for the SX-LC Mini-GBIC).
>
> You can also grab the 2800 with 48 10/100/1000 ports with 4 mini-gbic
> ports as well (I bet that comes in around $1500).
>
> If you need some good contacts for HP networking gear I've got a couple
> guys you can talk to.
>
> I agree that the 4000's are getting a little long in the tooth, but they
> are still under warranty.  Also there might be some trade-in
> opportunities for you where you can dig up an old crappy hub/switch and
> trade it in for a shiny new switch.
>
>
> Mike
>
>
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>
> Michael Vining, SB Network Services
> South Burlington School District
> South Burlington, Vermont 05403
>
> Direct: (802) 652-7298
> DNS Help Desk: (802) 652-7050
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>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John McSweeney
> Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:49 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: request: fiber switch recommendations
>
> I am shopping for 3-5 switches fiber ready or fiber module equipped to
> integrate into my network. I have been very satisfied with a mostly HP
> Procurve backbone 4000 and 2500 series with fiber modules added and
> like the idea of sticking with a procurve configuration but they are
> getting a little old. The fiber modules were pricy but have been
> durable. I know there are cheaper and compatible and equally reliable
> switches out there and am seeking recommendations.
> thanks
>
>
>
>
>
> John McSweeney
> Cabot School Technologist
> [log in to unmask]
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