We are planning to move to a full Cabinet at CoreXchange.
What switch would you recommend? I see that the Dell 6248 is recommended a lot. The thing that concerns me is that I'm effectively limited to 20 IPs per server/port. Is that really a problem in a production environment?
What would recommend for an internal network switch? A basic unmanaged switch is fine right?
We've looked at APC and Tripplite PDUs. Which would you recommend? I know APC is very well regarded for being reliable but Quadranet uses tripplite and they say they have no issues.
Do I really need a firewall right away? If so, what would you recommend?
I would strongly consider the APC 0U models, we've had nothing but positive experiences with their reliability. The web interface is painfully slow especially with ssl but i suppose that is to be expected, thankfully they also support snmp which works great.