2015-10-25 12:49:52 UTC

When evaluating LAN Switching, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?

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1515 Answers
Real UserTOP 20

It really depends on the use case. But, for the most part, I look at bandwidth capacity per interface, the overall bandwidth capacity of switch, features such as QoS, Etherchannel, etc, and interoperability.

2018-06-01 14:57:01 UTC01 June 18
Real UserTOP 5

Probably the availability of bandwidth which follows precision QOS.

2017-10-10 09:16:56 UTC10 October 17
Real UserTOP 20

I'm willing to pay a premium to know the basics of my LAN infrastructure won't be the cause of system unavailability.

2017-07-08 13:40:22 UTC08 July 17
ConsultantTOP 20

Interoperability, features, bandwidth, industry standards, loop free topology, scripting capabilities

2017-07-03 17:34:13 UTC03 July 17

Ease of use .. a standard way of configuration and no nasty surprises or needless complications

2017-03-22 12:30:37 UTC22 March 17
Real User

a loop free network without the involvement of STP .??

2017-03-10 06:44:44 UTC10 March 17
Real User


2016-12-02 21:51:07 UTC02 December 16

Ease of deployment and ongoing operation. Feature parity with existing environment.

2016-11-15 00:23:27 UTC15 November 16

Ease of use, non-stop switching and single common switching OS platform

2016-04-02 15:56:39 UTC02 April 16

operational ease, interoperability with existing system, price

2016-01-28 08:17:41 UTC28 January 16
Real UserTOP 10

Ease of administration - having a solution the enables the administrator to make changes from the core or edge, from a single interface, and no need to visit every device to apply the configuration and test.

2016-01-26 12:32:20 UTC26 January 16

interoperability for smooth migration, scalability too cover needs of growth, easy management to reduce consumption of ressources

2016-01-04 14:14:13 UTC04 January 16
ConsultantTOP 20

The bandwidth that requires, depends on the application where it runs... like data center switches, access switches, distribution switches or core switches. so it requires the knowledge of throughput, and ofcourse a vision of 5 years ahead...

2015-11-23 17:26:47 UTC23 November 15
Real User

if - as the question says - simple lan switching is the way it means offices with flat networks and no need for layer 3 - then stability, cooling, power consumption are the aspects to look at.

2015-11-22 21:29:11 UTC22 November 15
Real User

operational ease, technology roadmap, interoperability with other systems

2015-11-18 13:27:46 UTC18 November 15
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