What are peoples thoughts and opinions on enterprise networking hardware manufacturers? Who do you prefer or who do you think is best? A bit of background on the question: I own and run a mid size IT firm and I specialize in high end hardware and configuration. In other words, I build high performance workstations (i7 through Xeon 5600) for computationally intensive applications like graphics and CAD and a variety of other applications and the server infrastructure that supports them including clusters and high performance computing. Due to the intense nature of the systems I build maximum network and storage (iSCSI) speed is necessary. I tend to implement MikroTik RouterBoard hardware for routing due to their low comparative cost to Cisco and other solutions and their performance and reliability. I dislike Cisco hardware, and I don't like to sell HP solutions as they are HP branded leading to questions like "So you sell HP?" but I need an enterprise solution for switching. In short I need a brand/ manufacturer of networking equipment which provides switching solutions from 100Mbps to 10Gbps, managed, and at least some L3 switches, but doesn't kill you on licensing like Cisco/Juniper. Any thoughts?