Can someone explain what the forwarding rate is and how to calculate it accurately?
One of my clients has asked me to choose between two switches and I want to choose the Cisco 3560, but the forwarding rate is lower. I need to be able to justify the purchase of the Cisco 3560 by refuting the importance of the forwarding rate or minimizing its impact on the switch process. Please help.
Here are the options he gave me:
The Linksys SRW2008MP is about $350 each. Forward rate is 11.9 Mpps.
The Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S is almost $1,000 each. Forward rate is 2.7 Mpps