Dell hardware (was Re: [rescue] Current collections...)

Francois Dion fdion at
Thu Apr 8 08:55:50 CDT 2004

Patrick Finnegan wrote:

>While Dell doesn't have the greatest hardware (at least for their first 
>gen stuff; I hear their current stuff isn't bad) - the management 
>interface on our PowerConnect 3048s has issuse with locking up - the 
>switches do something that the Cisco switches didn't.  They actually had 
>a backplane that could support all-to-all communications without maxing 
>anything out.  The Cisco switch I tried at the time maxed out at 80% of 
>total speed, and cost $6000 instead of $1000.
I think Cisco has heard the cry of their VARs and other Cisco resellers, 
as they now come within $200 of Dell, and $100 of HP.


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