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Replacement for Cisco 3550-12G

I currently have a Cisco 3550-12G.  This switch has at total of 12 ports, 10 of which are fiber GBIC ports.  What type of switch do you recommending me replacing this with?  I know most of the switches now are SFP based, which is fine, I'll just have to purchase an adapter for the end of the fiber.  The only cisco switch I see on Cisco's website that I think can replace it, is a WS-C3750X-12S-S.  From what I'm reading it has 12 SFP ports.  Is there any other solutions from cisco or is this it.  Thanks.
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jgibbarCommented:
There is a 3750G-12S that has 12 SFP ports. It is usually about a grand cheaper. However, I love the 3750X since you can have Redundant Power Supplies, stacked power for additional failover if you are combining more that one switch into a logical node, and come with an expansion slot that allows you to expand your uplink to 10 Gbps (20 if you aggregate the ports). That being said, all of the bells and whistles add considerable cost/device.
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denver218Author Commented:
I don't see the 3750G's on Cisco's Website just the 3750X.  I guess they are EOL?

Just an FYI, I have a total of 7 switches in a large office building that currently connect to a Cisco 3550-12G.  The seven switches are a combination of 2950's, 3550's, and 3560's.

Sp the WS-C3750X-12S-S should work for me right?  For the 2950s and 3550s, I will just have to purchase fiber adapter/cable since this switch has SFP ports and not GBIC's right?
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eeRootCommented:
You may want to look at one of the smaller 4500 series like the 4503.  It would let you use modules for the different fiber needs so you can bring different fiber types and speeds together in on switch.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/index.html
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pistanuCommented:
but why change it?
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denver218Author Commented:
We are changing it because upgrading switching is in the budget for the next year.  As I said they have a total of 8 switches some which are over 12 years old, and we have had two die over the last year.  The client could also reek the benefits of a gigabit LAN, QOS, etc.
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pistanuCommented:
WS-C3750G-12S then, are you using all the fiber ports?

WS-C3560G-24TS - which is 28 ports all gigabit, from which 4 of them are sfp.
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denver218Author Commented:
As I stated in my questions I have 7 switches that all connect to the 3550-12G via fiber.  We are replacing the 3550-12G, so I will need something like a WS-C3750G-12S or a 4500 series chassis.  Thanks everyone for their input.
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denver218Author Commented:
Thanks.
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