Suggestions for ISCSI Storage Solutions Switches

Hi all,

I'm currently looking to slowly migrate our datacenter switches from Dell to Cisco, starting with our dedicated ISCSI switches. We currently using 2 Dell Powerconnect 6248s. I've found that the Cisco 2960X/XR could fit the bill.

Are there any other switches I should consider? I'm not looking to spend over $6k per switch unless the features and benefits allow for it.


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Both switches are layer 3 switches. You're definately on the right track going with Cisco. Have you also looked at HP's 5800AF-48G ?
Serengeti-AdminAuthor Commented:
No, I haven't. I'm trying to stay in line with our parent company's infrastructure, because at some point in the foreseeable future we will be migrating to their data center.
Although more expensive, consider looking into the Cisco nexus line. 2960x's are great switches and I have many customers using them for iscsi. However, I always recommend looking towards the future. With the right nexus switch, you can support 1g connections today, and 10g down the line by simply swapping transceivers and without the need to purchase all new switches.
Just a thought.

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