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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Oh, the extra switch would work out as another £12.5k. So, £20k - my GBICs bit was indicative of the extra cost here.

    As I said, its a great idea, but expensive to do.
    Your backbone switch was £12.5k?!

    Remember that kit doesn't need to be even close to full spec - it is just a stop-gap while you wait for the next-day delivery of the replacement. The redundancy kit I have here is stuff which I've upgraded out, but hung on to - the switch and GBICs are from when I upgraded a building from 100Mb to 1Gb, the spare PCs are from the last batch which we were binning, same goes for the projector. They're not great, but they do the job.

    I turn them on once a term to check they still work and to allow software updates to go on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Your backbone switch was £12.5k?!

    Remember that kit doesn't need to be even close to full spec - it is just a stop-gap while you wait for the next-day delivery of the replacement. The redundancy kit I have here is stuff which I've upgraded out, but hung on to - the switch and GBICs are from when I upgraded a building from 100Mb to 1Gb, the spare PCs are from the last batch which we were binning, same goes for the projector. They're not great, but they do the job.

    I turn them on once a term to check they still work and to allow software updates to go on.
    For the sheer volume of things we have plugged into it, yes. A core switch to cover all our edge switches would cost us that. We have 15 cabinets that would need connecting up around the site. 15 x 10GbE ports isn't cheap.

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