What is the difference between a HP Procurve 2724 and a Cisco 2960?

What is the difference between a HP Procurve 2724 and a Cisco 2960?
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yousef_adCommented:
Cisco:
- Supports Cisco Proprietary standards (PVST+/CDP/DTP etc...)
- Doesn't do static routing (As far as I can see)

HP:
- Supports some Cisco protocols (CDP)
- Otherwise uses industry standardised protocols (LLDP/LACP/MSTP)
- Does Layer 3 static routing
- Lifetime warranty
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tombourCommented:
Unless i am mistaken the HP 2724 is a basic, unmanaged switch. Means you just plug it in, and that's is.
http://www.procurve.com/products/switches/switch2708-2724/overview.htm

There are a number of different 2960's available, so u will need to be more specific if you would like more information about it (f.e. WS-C2960-48TC-L). More information here:
https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6406/prod_models_comparison.html

If u have to choose between the two, it really depends on what kind of network you want to run. If it is a small, simple network (f.e. 1 server,1 gateway & 10 PC's) the HP will do fine. In larger networks, i would advise against unmanageable switches, you really want to have some control over the flow of data in your network (vlan's, etherchannels, etc...)
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