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: