I have a small network and i need a core switch, there are two options: the 3550-12G switch that has GBIC ports and the 3750G-12S that has SFP ports. Actually my switch core is a 3508XL, i have the GBIC interfaces, so the 3550-12G would be ok, but what about the 3750-12S, what is your advice??,
If you had to buy everything new, one could argue in favor of buying the latest technology etc.
When you only have a small network, a 3750 will not really pay off. With the 3550 you can already build a layer3 capable core that will serve your needs. The fact that you can re-use the GBICs is an extra argument in favor of the 3550.
Here is a link to 3750 switch presentation. 3750 would be a clear choice here but you have to understand that it uses a SPF connector rather than a GBIC. 3750 has layer 3 capabilities as well and is ready for IPv6 in hardware. Not much price difference between the two so if you can handle different media (SPF) then go with the 3750's.
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