I'm a Co-Founder of a Tech Services company.
Currently, I'm researching ethernet switch vendors/solutions and I've been looking at NETGEAR switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches.
Which vendor and product (or a product family) would you recommend based on your hands-on experience? Why?
Thank you and I appreciate the help!
For an Enterprise?
I would definitely go with Cisco.
Cisco has a wide range of products to accommodate all present and future needs of an enterprise organization.
Cisco support is very professional in case something goes wrong.
Cisco products are very stable, have lots of features to satisfy every need of an enterprise and in my experience, they don't easily fail.
We have a two Dell PowerConnect 6224 switches in stack and we are running out of network ports.
We have planned to purchase a Cisco SG500X-48 48-Port GB with 4-Port 10-GB Stackable Managed Switch and connect to the existing stack.
Please advise whether this would work (Cisco to the Dell stack) re LAN switching.
Thank you, Anand
It would work doing a port channel connection, in brief how does you network look like, is it like the below
Router --> Dell Switch --> Cisco Switch (New One)
If its like the above illustration, then it will be a simple Layer 2 connection (1-2 cables) between the switches.
Director of Technology Operations & Digital Security at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
13 July 17
You won't be able to directly stack the Cisco switches with the Dell switches. You could, however, uplink them using some of the existing ports. You may want to consider using multiple ports on each switch and creating a port channel for that purpose.