Monday, July 18, 2011

HP fires back at Cisco's Sup 2T

Claims comparison numbers are misleading, Catalyst 6500 upgrade lacks innovation

Cisco's announcement of the Supervisor 2T for the Catalyst 6500 switch, and its positioning vis a vis HP's A9508, caught the attention of HP. Cisco claims the Sup 2T is priced at one-third that of HP's A9508 switch yet is 3X the performance.
Well, HP did not take that one lying down. The following is a statement from Mike Nielsen, director of solution marketing for HP Networking, responding to Cisco's claims and to the introduction of the Sup 2T:
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