Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
26 January 20
The pricing could be lower, which would make it easier to sell to clients. Cisco has an entire product line and a setup team, which looks at the marketing and how to position the product, and I believe they do take this into consideration when launching and pricing their products. That said, it would be helpful if the product was more competitive in the pricing category.
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.