My company is looking at doing a converged data/voice project with all new Cisco equipment. Two vendors have given us quotes on the project, one is quoting the 3560 series switches (48 port 10/100 with PoE), while the other has quoted the 3750 with the same basic features. I was wondering what the main differnces are between the two lines. I'm looking for a reason to justify the additional cost of the 3750s.
They are essentially the same box, but the 3750 has the ability to be stacked with StackWise cables. These stacks run at 16Gb/s and can be expanded to 9 switches.
Port-for-port, there is no performance or feature difference in the comparable version of 3560/3750. You just need to make sure you are running the right image to support the features you need.
If you are not interested in stacking, then the 3560 is probably where you want to go.
3560's and 3750 are eventually the same switches.The only difference is that 3750's switches are based on stacking capabilties. They have a High-Speed stacking bus to give stacking capabilties.
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