HELP!!! New core switch required in Birmingham TODAY
What a morning!!
Our switch room has basically become a sauna over night and our core switch has overheated an died. It's a 48 port gigabit 3Com monster. We've cooled it, and the room down, but it's not working and we need a new one ASAP.
Is there anyone on here that can recommend a switch and/or supplier that's local to us in Birmingham that we could go to and pick up a new switch. They'd need to be able to accept a school order as we wouldn't be paying in cash.
We have a budget of about £4k and need a switch that can deal with about 15 servers, 25 switches with approx 250 PCs connected, a Cisco router and firewall and a wireless network of ~100 mobile devices.
3Com or HP preferred but we are open to recommendations. Internet access is limited to a tethered 3G phone, so don't have much scope for extensive research. Solid recommendations and phone numbers would be brilliant.