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?
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.
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.