Need some suggestions for a small reliable switch with SFP+ Ports for multi-gig traffic

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GFrazier
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Need some suggestions for a small reliable switch with SFP+ Ports for multi-gig traffic

I have a client with a new location opening.  They negotiated with an ISP for service without IT involvement...  This ISP basically acts as a "hub", requiring the Customer to provide a switch, router, or firewall to go into ISP's data center, which then passes traffic to the customer's location.  

 

I cannot put both of our Firewalls there because the ISP only allows 1 fiber pair out - so no way to achieve redundant connection back to the location.  

 

Any suggestions for a small switch with SFP+ ports that will pass multi-gigabit traffic?

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Brash
A model citizen

From Meraki, the MS120-8 is a good option if you're just looking at 1G

For more than that, you'd be looking at an MS125-24.

 

Otherwise, you could look at a Cisco C3560CX-8XPD-S for a small mGig switch

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BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

Why not use an MX75 that has a single WAN SFP port? Installing a simple switch and not a firewall isn't a good idea unless you plan on installing a firewall further up the chain. 

 

If you really want a cheap switch go for a Meraki MS120-8 

 

 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI

Sorry, I should have included more detail:  We will be installing Redundant MX250 Firewalls at the Client location... The circuit will eventually be upgraded to at least 2-3Gbps, hence the MX250's to handle the bandwidth... 

 

This news was just sprung on us about how the ISP is setup - we were thinking it would be like the usual setup with the ISP modem on-premise... we cannot place the firewalls in their data center because they do not provide enough fiber pairs for redundant uplinks... So, we are stuck with adding a switch at their data center, and having it pass the traffic to the client location.

Brash
A model citizen

From Meraki, the MS120-8 is a good option if you're just looking at 1G

For more than that, you'd be looking at an MS125-24.

 

Otherwise, you could look at a Cisco C3560CX-8XPD-S for a small mGig switch

KarstenI
Kind of a big deal

The C3560CX-8XPD had been my first choice in the past. Now I would go with the CBS350-12NP-4X. With 4*SFP+ you can also connect the MX WAN-ports with DAC-cables instead of SFP+. And not using a Meraki Switch for the WAN switch removes the hassle with cloud-connectivity from the WAN-side to the internet.

redsector
Head in the Cloud

You can take a MS210-24. It has four 10Gig SFP ports.

cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

@redsector the SFP ports on the MS210 are 1Gbps ports, you need either an MS125 or MS225 for SFP+ 10Gbps ports.

Dinger
Here to help

If only allowed a fiber pair, is BIDI optics not an option?

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