If you’re looking for high-quality yet affordable, dare we say “cheap,” networking solutions, refurbished switches are excellent options. With a wide selection of models competitively priced, Cisco and Arista switches provide an economical solution for businesses of all sizes. Garret Franko, a member of the Product Management team at Dedicated Networks has over a decade of industry experience and recommends some of the most affordable Cisco and Arista switches with distinctive features. Let’s dive in!
Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-S Switch
First up is the Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-S switch, designed for small to medium-sized businesses. It features 48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports, 4x 1Gbe Uplink ports, and supports up to 390W of PoE power. This switch offers advanced security features such as Access Control Lists (ACLs), Advanced Quality of Service (QoS), and Network Admission Control (NAC). The switch has a fanless design, making it perfect for silent operation, and can be managed using the intuitive web-based graphical interface. With its robust, high-performance design, the Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-S switch is a great choice for businesses looking for a reliable network solution.
Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-E Switch
Another affordable and reliable option for businesses of all sizes is the Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-E switch. It’s ideal for a variety of applications, such as VoIP, video streaming, and high-speed data transfer, with 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports with PoE+ and 4x1G Uplink ports for fast and secure connectivity. In addition, the switch supports the IP Services image, which offers advanced hardware-based IP routing for both unicast and multicast, as well as IPv6 Layer 3 switching with the Advanced IP Services license. Both IP Base and IP Services images also support Layer 3 and 4 lookups for QoS and security. With its affordable price point and reliable performance, the Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-E Switch with 4x1G Uplink is an ideal option for businesses looking for cost-effective and secure networking solutions.
For data center needs, the Arista DCS-7050QX-32 switch is a great budget-friendly option. It features 32-ports of flexible combination of 10G and 40G ports with up to 4.8Tbps of switching capacity, up to 8.8Bpps of switching capacity, and up to 2.4Bpps of forwarding capacity. Additionally, with its modular fan and power system it allows for either Front To Back (FtB) or Back To Front (BtF) Airflow, making it easy to adapt to any racking system. This switch is designed for low latency, low power, and high performance in data center networks.
The Arista DCS-7050S-52-F is a powerful, competitively priced, high-performance, Layer 3 switch with 52x 10GbE SFP+ ports and dual power supply units for redundancy It’s designed for high-performance data centers and cloud deployments, providing low latency and high throughput with support for advanced routing protocols. It also has a 1RU form factor, making it easy to install in standard racks. With its advanced networking features and high-bandwidth switching capabilities, it’s an ideal choice for businesses looking for a reliable, cost-effective solution for their data center needs.
Last but not least, the Arista DCS-7050T-36-F switch offers 32x RJ45 (1/10GBASE-T) ports, as well as 4x 10G SFP+ ports for increased flexibility. It has a front-to-rear air design, making it ideal for data centers, and supports advanced features like IPv4/IPv6, ACLs, QoS, and more. It’s an excellent choice for businesses looking for a reliable, competitively priced switch.
Purchasing pre-owned refurbished networking equipment is an excellent way to get more bang for your buck while maintaining the quality of the equipment. Buying from reputable sellers like Dedicated Networks provides a worry-free experience, backed by our 1-Year Guarantee. When you make the decision to purchase quality refurbished networking equipment, your wallet, network, company, and environment will be happy with your decision.