Knowledgebase: FAQ
Do I need to buy a switch?
Posted by Victor Goodman on 29 November 2010 09:18 PM

If you intend to collocate more than one server with us you may find a switch to be helpful. For a small installation of servers, an unmanaged 5 or 8 port switch can be acceptable. For larger installations, we suggest the use of managed switches. We recommend Cisco, Juniper, and HP Procurve switches; we actively advise against the use of Linksys, Dlink or Dell PowerConnect switches, as these are normally used in branch offices and tend to be less suitable for datacenter deployments. You can also buy an additional port from us, and connect your servers directly into our switches; additional fees will apply. We keep in-stock a selection of managed Cisco switches and unmanaged 5 and 8 port switches for use by our customers, so in the event you need a switch, or you buy a switch and it malfunctions, we can usually sell you a replacement (please call us for selection, pricing and availability).
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