I'm a little confused in this area and have been told a few things but am struggling to find clear documentation in this field.
Here is my problem.
I am trying to spec up the best switch configuration for some client sites...
The user machines all have 1 gigabit network cards.
I have been given differing advice from people...
1. one person told me if all my clients are 1 gig. there is no point installing a 10 gig card in my servers feeding a (example) 24 port 1 gig switch with 4 times 10 gig ports (for the servers). as the clients cannot take advantage or subdivide the 10 gig traffic... is this true?
2. Others have said this is wrong?
3. Someone suggested I am best of with a high speed core switch for the servers (10 gig), and a 1 gig client edge switch (with multiple 1 gig connections from the core switch to the edge switch)?
Im happy to invest in the right configuration, on one site I have about 50 one gigabit clients and 4 servers, I'd be happy to invest in a good core and edge switch as long as I know how I am going to get the best speeds I can to my clients.
Can anyone give me some clear advice on the subject please?