I am looking for options to increase the speed between buildings, ideally without having to replace existing fiber.
- Multi-building campus, with Gbps fiber links between buildings.
- Netgear switches with the fiber plugged into netgear GBICs on those switches.
- HP 2510G Layer 3 switch is the "core".
- An unused fiber pair exists between the server room and one other building
To mitigate the risk of building/sprinkler/fire issues causing data loss, we want to move the backup server to another building on our campus. However, the backup server has (2) GbE NICs teamed in order to allow the backups to complete during the nightly window.
I don't think the core HP switch can support any ports higher than 1GbE. My initial thought is to put in a matching HP at the other end, team two Gb fiber ports, and then team two Gb ports for the backup server at the other end.
But I am wondering about other options that may be faster, more resilient, or less expensive.