We have a building that is currently connected to our LAN via 1G fiber links. A 6500 sup 2 (PFC2, MSFC2, no SFM, no dCEF) distribution switch is currently present in this building, serving three floors, each floor having 2 2950 switches (connected via 1G uplinks to the 6500).
We have received a new 4500 w/sup IV and 4 3560E-48 PD switches froma cancelled project. I was going through the 3560 datasheets and found that these give 101.2 mpps forwarding and 128 gbps switch fabric. Now I was thinking of replacing the old 6500 (7 years, Cat OS) with the new 4500 w/sup IV and connecting the 3560's in place of the 2950 edge switches, but I am worried that it will be undermining the superior the forwarding power and bandwidth capacity of the 3560 switches (the 4506 w/ sup IV has 48 mpps and 64 Gbps).
Shall I go on with this design? Any suggestions?
All help is appreciated.