which switch for new building?
My school is expanding and currently constructing a big new building.
The contractor asked us to specify which switches we want in the building. I don't know since I've never installed a big network from scratch.
The incoming signal from the existing building will come over glassfibre. The internal cabling in the building will be cat6a. We have a central connecting point where the fibre comes in and about 100 cat6a cables leave. Some classrooms will have their own switch as well.
Which switches should I ask for? Specific models please. Cisco will be too expensive, I'll probably be looking into enterasys or HP. If you have had good experiences with other brands, please do share.