Any additional benefit to getting HP Procurve over Netgear Prosafe?
Just a quick question really as I'm going to have to start planning what needs replacing yet so I can try and get more cash out of next years budget hopefully, or atleast make it clear we're going to have to really start looking at these things.
Along with everything else I realise that the network infrastructure while working isn't ideal as it's just been extended as needed so along with getting some areas re-cabled and run back to switches (rather then one link into another switch running upstairs and then several small 4 port switches spawning off that!) is to start to (plan to) get the switches replaced.
I've read a few threads on here and a lot of it seems to be down to personal preference (or I got that impression anyway) but is the additional cost of a procurve switch worth it compared to a netgear prosafe product?
All switches bar 2/3 are currently unmanaged so ideally that will be the next step anyway to bring the network up to managed switches so doing both and either getting netgear or HP in and gradually replacing them and standardising on one manufacturer seems to make sense in my head.
Is that the right way to try and tackle it or should I approach it another way?