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Re: NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?
From: Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 23:38:27 -0400 (EDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Leo Bicknell" <bicknell () ufp org>

The GS110TP is a 8 port 10/100/1000 w/POE + 2 port SFP switch, no fan:
http://www.netgear.com/business/products/switches/smart-switches/GS110TP.aspx

Note that it only has a 48w power budget, so it can't do full power
on each port.

The GS108T-200 is the companion switch, 8 ports 10/100/1000 and it
can be powered by POE on the uplink port:
http://www.netgear.com/business/products/switches/smart-switches/GS108T-200.aspx

It uses 6W, so 8 ports * 6W is 48W, hey, you can put one of these
on every port on the GS110TP! I have a feeling that's exactly what
Netgear was thinking!

Probably.

It occurs to me to wonder why no one makes, say, a 24 port POE switch
with only enough full power budget for 4-6 ports, *but binding posts on the
back for -48*, so if you need to build a Really Big Switch, you can just
feed it from as big a rectifier/battery stack as you want.

Or *is* there one, and I just haven't come across it yet?  :-)

Cheers,
-- jra
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