reply to KillABrew
Re: Dual 155/75
said by KillABrew:I actually work for HP Networking now because of the gear acquired from 3Com. It's awesome stuff, I wouldn't have changed jobs unless I believed in it. I recently moved over from JP Morgan Chase where I was working on the data center team. At JPMC I worked on Cisco and Juniper high end platforms, including the Nexus platforms. The HPN gear is every bit as good and better in ways than Cisco at a much lower price point.
Have you been a datacenter lately that uses HP in the core? Me neither and I have been to 5 large (130,000 sq ft each). I would use it on the edge or remote locations. Mostly Juniper and Cisco right now.
We, HPN, are taking customers away from Cisco in the branch, campus and data centers every day and are impacting them I guarantee. We do have big name accounts running our gear in their data centers as well. We don't have the presence of Cisco, but that will change in the coming years I assure you. Massive R&D dollars are being put into HPN because the execs finally realized that we have to be in that game. Cisco got into our server game so we have to react.
Cisco makes great kit, so does Juniper. All I ask is that people stop thinking that Cisco is the only vendor and are the defacto best, because they aren't. Networking gear is a commodity anymore, they all do the same thing. It really comes down to do the boxes meet your need and does it meet your financial requirements. Just open your minds and give us a chance, we'll meet your needs! There is no reason to be a sole Cisco mentality anymore!
My 2 Cents