My organization has put out an RFP for a province-wide Fiber Optin government WAN. At the moment we are tendering for media converters.
The plan is to use a combination of 6500s, 3750-Es, and 3560s.
Several vendors have suggested that Cisco has relaxed their restriction to only use of Cisco specific parts, and only require meeting the conditions of the Multisourcing agreement.
I am waiting for a response from my Cisco rep, but has anyone else heard this?