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Looking for recommendations on a new set of 3, 48 Port, Stackable GB network switches.  A friend of mind told me to get this with quantities and modules and cables.

Cisco C2960Xis the best switch to purchase.

3 - WS-C2960X-48LPD-L
2 - C2960X-STACK
2 - CAB-STK-E-.05M

While i don't doubt him this all ads up to about 10K which is over my budget.  This is for a central hub for many properties with very high traffic volume 24-7.  Is there anything else out there that is enterprise grade and rock solid maybe half the price?
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by:Stephen Berk
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Nope. And I'd be surprised if you get out under 10k with your requirements. What are you running now, and do you really need stackable and gigabit and enterprise grade? Or can you get by with 100mb, independent, 24 port switches that run layer 2 only?
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Right now we are running 3 Force 10GB/48 port switches that are not stacked.  They are about 5 years old and they arent broke yet but just trying to be proactive.  I need about 96 ports so two 48 port switches would be ideal, in another part of the building i would put the 3rd switch.
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I haven't used the Cisco small business switches, but they might get you close to your price point with the gig port density you want. If you need layer 3 switching, look at the Cisco SG500X-48 or the SG500-52 if you just need layer 2.
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