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. -----Original Message----- From: School Information Technology Discussion [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] ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, ClamAV and Bitdefender and is believed to be clean.