We are going to be adding a new wing onto our building that will essentially double the size of our staff eventually, to about 300. We will need network connectivity for at least that many, and maybe even up to 500 data ports. I was hoping to get some advice on hardware and configuration.
Currently, we're using a stack of Dell PowerConnect switches (two 48 ports, two 24 ports). We have a total of 144 ports, which is the limit for these switches, I believe. I would like to just take those out and put in a new hardware all together. All the ports should be 10/100, plus 10 Gigabit ports as well.
What hardware would all you experts recommend?