3560X vs 3750x stack

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Aug 13th, 2012
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   Trying to weight in the pros and cons of going with a 3560x or a stack 3750x.  this is a small office 10 users to start with and perhaps another 10 within the next two years. please note taking into consideration VOIP and live video .



also, this is a OSPF shop and connected via MPLS.   would appreciate your thoughts as i myself can make arguments for either or but, again would like everyones feedback

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darren.g Mon, 08/13/2012 - 19:03
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Jason Pichardo wrote:


All,


   Trying to weight in the pros and cons of going with a 3560x or a stack 3750x.  this is a small office 10 users to start with and perhaps another 10 within the next two years. please note taking into consideration VOIP and live video .



also, this is a OSPF shop and connected via MPLS.   would appreciate your thoughts as i myself can make arguments for either or but, again would like everyones feedback


How many physical ports do you need?


If you need less than 48, then save your money and get a 3560X with IP Services (if you need full OSPF functionality, IP Base if you don't).


Apart from the stack ability, the 3560X and 3750X are functionaly identicle.


If you see a neew to have more than the maximum 48 ports (well, OK, 52 if you put in the SFP based 1 gig module or 10/1 gig module), then get the 3750X and take advantage of stacking.


Cheers.

Leo Laohoo Mon, 08/13/2012 - 22:28
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I'm going with Darren here.


10 people plus 10 more in the next two years?  Pretty difficult to justify a 3750X.


I'd get a 48-port 3560X with IP Services license.


You could also justify getting the PoE version, with the option to get the full-power 48-port. 

Joseph W. Doherty Tue, 08/14/2012 - 07:45
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How critical is downtime?


As the other posters have noted, if you're only going to use a single device, the 3650X would be less expensive.


If downtime is critical, having a dual stack of 24 port 3750Xs can provide redundancy.

iceman6684 Fri, 08/17/2012 - 06:56
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sorry for the delay but, Joeseph those were my posing questions.  without a requirement its difficult to decide on the solution. thanks for the input appreciated.

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