Network switch recommendation, Dell N2000? HP 2920?
Posted on 2015-02-24
I am replacing the network switches in the small company. There are about 60 computers (servers and PCs combined) plus 10ish networked printers/other devices.
I am looking for units with hot swappable redundant power, basic VLAN, and stacking. POE is not needed.
I don't really need a layer 3 switch beyond basic VLAN function. There isn't VLAN setup now but it may be necessary to separate some computers with sensitive data by VLAN at a later time.
I did my homework and it seems 2 units of Dell N2048 or HP 2920-48G fit the bill. Will all necessary stacking modules/cables, redundant powers etc included the Dell comes to $6000 and HP is close to $8000.
Any comments on those units? or other suggestions?