If you were told you had a serious health problem, you’d probably get a second opinion. Why? Money, risk, consequences.
Well, before spending a lot of money on a network refresh, you should probably also get a second opinion, and for the same reasons.
NetCraftsmen frequently sees bills of material that were built by in-house staff and a vendor, without considering what has changed in networking technology, performance, or alternative approaches. All too often, the approach is “replace this box with the new faster equivalent from the vendor.”