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Equipment Supporting 2.5gbps and 5gbps

I'd love to know what model Juniper you are getting for $102 per 10GbE port and where you are getting it. The lowest-end 10GbE switch is the EX4600, which lists at more like $850 per port. You can get higher-end ones with much larger port counts and get the cost/port down to about half that, but I can't imagine what you could be talking about for $102/port.

I would kill for a 24-port 10GbE Juniper switch for ~$2,500. You can't even get a 24-port 1GbE for that.


----- On Jan 28, 2016, at 11:08 AM, Josh Reynolds josh at kyneticwifi.com wrote:

> You're buying your switches and optics in the wrong places.
> An SFP+ 10K w/ DOM is running me a little under $34. An SFP+ port runs
> me slightly over $102. (Juniper)
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 9:52 AM, Baldur Norddahl
> <baldur.norddahl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The standard 24 or 48 port SFP+ switch is 10 times the price of the
>> equivalent switch with 24 or 48 port SFP. The same is true for the optics.
>> 2.5 and 4 Gbit/s SFP modules are available and cheap. It is just that
>> ethernet ports will not take advantage of the extra speed. So it is only
>> useful on fibrechannel ports.
>> It would be an improvement if we can get 2.5 or 4 Gbit/s ethernet on SFP
>> instead of paying for an all SFP+ switch.
>> Regards,
>> Baldur