We have a couple of VMware ESX boxes with storage provided by an iSCSI SAN via gigabit ethernet connections. At times the gigabit ethernet for the iSCSI is a bit of a bottle neck so we are kind of looking at 10Gb ethernet for that, at least one NAS and perhaps some links to access switches in the future. What is out there (in New Zealand)?
Something like http://www.alliedtelesis.com/switches/sbx8112 looks really cool (although I've got a support ticket open with Allied Telesis about a firmware upgrade that results in a (much lesser) switch that no longer boots that has been open with no reply for nearly 2 weeks now). I assume other vendors have similar products?
What options are available with stackable switches instead of chassis based systems? I see Extreme Networks has some products in this area, are they available in NZ/? Any good?
What are the benefits of stackable vs chassis or vice versa?
I see lots of $$$$$, but you can never have too much bandwidth :-).