ADI More Bad Advice: Network Switches

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Mar 04, 2016

Run with scissors?  Play in traffic?  Trust ADI for networking advice?

The last we checked with ADI, they were promoting bogus numbers from a shady research firm.

Now, ADI has turned back to the technical side, with bad advice on network switch selection. In this post, we examine what they recommended, what is wrong and 5 reasons why you should consider the alternative.

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