Force10 Gear - Opinions

Matlock, Kenneth L MatlockK at
Fri Aug 22 09:34:05 CDT 2008

Sorry for the off-topic post. 


Does anyone here have real-world experience with Force 10 gear
(Specifically their E-Series and C-Series)? They came and did their
whole dog and pony show today, but I wanted to get real-world feedback
on their gear.


I need to know about their 


1)       Reliability

2)       Performance

3)       Support staff (how knowledgeable are they?)

4)       Price (higher/lower/comparable to comparable Cisco gear)



We're exclusively a Cisco shop here right now (mostly Cat6500s), so
changing out some of our core gear with Force 10 is a bit 'scary', but
if it meets our needs, maybe...


Contact me off-list please.




Ken Matlock
Network Analyst

Exempla Healthcare
(303) 467-4671
matlockk at


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