7 posts • joined 9 Oct 2012
According to HP, A5900 series are top of rack switches
So, no problems with long cables at all...
Price comparison is always a bad idea, isn´t it? So let´s look in one of my main webshops:
1x HP 5900AF-48XGT-4QSFP+ (JG336A) with 48x 10GBase-T, 4x 40GbE QSFP+: 5821,-€
1x HP HP X711 Front to Back Fan Tray(JG552A): 102,-€
2x HP 650W AC power supply (JC680A): 438,-€
1x HP carepack U6P29E: 5 years, next business day exchange, software 2 hours: 2298,-€
of course without VAT
sorry, how could I forget "the optics" ;-)
- 4x HP X140 40G QSFP+ SR4 (JG325A): 3750,-€
"iSCSI can be faster and just as reliable, but then it costs more than FC"
LOL, you don´t work for a company selling fibre channel switches with licensed ports and carepacks for the switch and the licensed ports, don´t you?
Please give me the software features of all your mentioned boxes on an 1 - 2 HU router with 1/10 Gbe ethernet slots...
Will there be a podcast for download afterwards?
- Openflow on a TOR switch? Oh please.
- If I want "cheap" 10GBase-T, I´d go for http://www.netgear.com/landing/10gigabit/
For me, openflow and SDN is not mature enough to get into my core network. MPLS Services with OpenFlow sounds interesting for me. But today there are only some case studies, some testbeds and presentations. Please give me a product number, I want to buy this now!
Talking about HP. I looked at thei release notes ans switches.
1. HP supports openflow 1.0 We are at 1.1, so version 1.2 will be there soon.
2. HP promoted its "A"-series to be put into the core. Well, those switches uses that former H3C OS, whereas the HP 3500/8200/3800 uses Procurve OS. The last-named should be placed on the edge but have openflow onboard. The H3C ones belong to the core, but do not have openflow. Somehow strange...
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