We only run HP because of a few reasons:
Lifetime warranty
Much cheaper than the other switch manufacture's comparable product line
Easy to get support on the phone (including config help)
Very knowledgeable support

Did I mention lifetime support/warranty.

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From: School Information Technology Discussion
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Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:49 AM
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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.

John McSweeney
Cabot School Technologist
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