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    The Big Move


    by ccthompson ·

    Ok, Many questions here, but I know there is a few of you out there that has been through this before.

    I am moving to a new building, not right now, but soon enough. I have all the computer i want ready to go, I need to know some suggestions on what else would be a good idea. heres what I got:

    Cisco Switches, Cisco Routers, Posible Cisco Call Manager Phone System(Havent Decided yet!)KVM switch for the servers.

    So My question is, Where can I find a complete server rack, I mean is there a place that sells one “complete” application, i mean with Patch Panels, Is there a place that will have these, and also be assembled inside the rack, that will also match my Cisco Switches?

    And another thing, why are cisco switches so much more expensive than lets say Dell? I can Get a 16 port (Gigbit) switch from dell for like $500. But a 16 port cisco 10/100 is like $2000.

    Am I missing something? Any insite is much appreciated!

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    • #3347210

      where is here?

      by jaqui ·

      In reply to The Big Move

      since where I am I would contact The Rock Computers, they only focus on networked systems.
      no idea what company does similar where you are, cause no idea where you are.

      • #3335843

        DuBois PA

        by ccthompson ·

        In reply to where is here?

        From northwest PA. But im not really looking for someone to do it, just a place to buy it from, like CDW or Tigerdirect. ect….

        Thanks for the post!

    • #3351823

      Try BlackBox

      by dafe2 ·

      In reply to The Big Move

      I use a lot of their custom & standard racks. Cooper racks are another for cable management.

      As far a the pricing of switches:

      A Hyundai cost less than an Acura.:-)

      • #3350692


        by ccthompson ·

        In reply to Try BlackBox

        Thanks for the reply, I truly understand that you get what you pay for. I have seen it time and time again. But really, would there be that much differance between it in a small business?

        Thanks again!

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