Comparison between Cisco Catalyst 3850 (WS-C3850-24T-S) and HP HP HI 5500-24G-4SFP w/2 Intf Slts Switch

Dear Experts,
We are going to purchase the above mentioned Core switch in our company. Please advice which one is better, excluding the price.
Regards.
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Craig BeckConnect With a Mentor Commented:
3850 is superior every day of the week if you want core network-level features, however it has no PoE and 10G modules are optional.

For me though that wouldn't stop me buying it, especially the lack of PoE.  I wouldn't expect a core switch to offer PoE anyway.
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RafaelConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That may depend on the rest of your network. You need to stay with one vendor on your network to avoid confusion and keep a standard. I would say go with Cisco as command syntax will stay the same if your network is mostly Cisco.
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