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HP E5400 zl and HP 8200 zl switches vs. Cisco Catalyst 3750-X and 4500 switches
Wed, 12/8/10 - 6:43pm    View comments

HP NetworkingCiscoHP commissioned the Tolly Group to competitively compare its E5400 zl and E8200 zl switches to Cisco's 3750-X and 4500 switches.

According to Tolly's report, HP's switches delivered up to 44.5% in TCO savings for resilient management solutions when compared to Cisco.

Projected 3-Year TCO

And with regard to non-resilient management solutions, HP switches delivered up to 55.3% in TCO savings over Cisco's switches.

Projected 3-Year Total Cost of Ownership

Additionally, Tolly reports that HP's switches delivered close to 3 to 8 times higher aggregate throuput than Cisco's switches.

Throughput Comparison

While HP switches also delivered around 2 to 10 times lower latency than Cisco switches.

Forward Latency

Furthermore, Tolly reports that HP's switches consumed between 17% to 26% less power (ATIS-weighted average power) than Cisco's switches.

Weighted Power Consumption

Finally, Tolly concluded that HP switches offered a range of 17.4% to 26% in cooling and power cost savings when compared to Cisco's switches.

Power Utilization

Tolly's video below provides more "color" on this HP vs. Cisco lab test.

View Tolly's entire HP vs. Cisco competitive report.

Also, you may wish to read more Cisco vs. competitor lab tests.

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