Campus Switch Upgrades: Making the Business Case

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Deciding when to upgrade your campus switch involves ROI considerations, figuring out wireless user requirements, and understanding process implications.

In my previous blog, I wrote about the technical considerations for choosing a campus switch and how the growth of wireless devices affects those considerations. In this blog, I’ll examine how to make a business case for campus switch upgrades, including ROI, people, and process considerations.

The upgrade process for a campus switch is different from a data center top-of-rack (TOR) switch since TORs are often replaced with a server refresh. Campus switches have a longer refresh cycle and are often influenced by department or business unit budgets.

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