Any thoughts on Enterasys vs Cisco?
Posted on 2010-11-26
We're looking at upgrading our 10+ switch infrastructure. We're a small shop (100 users), but our desktops are all virtualized (they have no hard drive, and stream everything via network). Our infrastructure is 1/2 Cat5 and 1/2 Cat5e. We have 5 subnets.
Currently, I'm looking at the newer Cisco 2960S for stacking and basic routing (they allow 16 static routes now). When reading reviews of that, I stumbled on the Enterasys A, B, and C series. Does anyone have experience with this company? It appears Cisco runs about $500/switch (48 port with stacking module an 10Gb uplink, whereas Enterasys includes all this on the switch) more, and I've had great experience with TAC. However, we're looking at acquiring 4-8 of these, so $2000-$4000 is not to be taken lightly.
Our needs are gigabit, stacking (cross stack link aggregates for switch/server redundancy) and basic routing.
Any thoughts/feelings on the subject?