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    Extreme Summit 7i Switch

    We have just got one of these as it was recommended as capable of coping with a huge amount of traffic compared to our old core switch.

    So far, it does seem very good

    But Im having trouble finding out much about Extreme...I havent really heard much about them

    Have we made a decent choice for a backbone switch? How much would you expect to pay for this switch?

    The thing that has prompted me to make this post is that on Extremes site the switch has a 'Best of Show 99' award - and it made me wonder why we have a model that is 7 years old?

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    Re: Extreme Summit 7i Switch

    I've never even heard of them!

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    Re: Extreme Summit 7i Switch

    Sidewinder have you actually got this piece of kit ?

    I was told that model is now obselete and went for an Allied Telesyn product far better and far cheaper !!!

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    Re: Extreme Summit 7i Switch

    We have indeed got it

    We had Allied Teleysn before, a 9816 16 port GBIC switch but we easily outgrew that

    The only solution AT could provide us was one of their Switchblades which would have been even more expensive than the Extreme. What have you got then?

    I personally wanted to go for the HP 5400ZL as it would have given us SO much capacity but I was overruled for the Extreme unfortuantly

    Not complaining though, its been a great piece of kit so far, just a bit obvious by looking on the net that its not exactly the latest and greatest

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    Re: Extreme Summit 7i Switch

    An extreme 7i will give you an insane amount of capacity. I'm sure the internal switching fabric is something silly, it certainly is for the 5i. Unless you're trying to push several thousand+ machines worth of traffic over it, you really shouldn't have any issues.

    Extreme kit is more than capable and i'd certainly use it over allied.

    Also, hi, 1st post etc.

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    Re: Extreme Summit 7i Switch

    OK I'm jealous.

    When we had quotes for new network hardware.

    It was

    Extreme
    Cisco
    Hp

    We ended up on the budget end with the HP stuff.

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