The Cisco ESW 500 Series, part of the Cisco Small Business Series, is a group of managed Ethernet switches that provide wire-speed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, integrated security, quality of service (QoS), and Power over Ethernet (PoE) to support all of your business network needs. These switches integrate easily with other Cisco Small Business Series products as well as the Cisco Smart Business Communications System to provide a complete data, voice, video, and wireless networking solution for your business. With the Cisco ESW 500 Series, you can take advantage of a proven network solution and a broad portfolio of high-performance, easy-to-manage switches that are designed and priced for small businesses.
Cisco® Catalyst® 2955 Series Switches are industrial-grade switching products that provide wire-speed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for deployment in harsh environments. The Cisco Catalyst 2955 Series operates in environments such as industrial networking solutions (industrial Ethernet deployments), intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and transportation network solutions. It integrates into military equipment, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, power generation systems, waste water treatment facilities, building automation systems, warehouses, and any other facilities or applications where the environmental conditions or suspended solid concentrations exceed the specifications of other commercial switching products. The Cisco Catalyst 2955 Series uses industrial-grade components, a compact form factor, convection cooling, and relay output signaling to extend intelligent services such as enhanced security, high availability, and advanced quality of service (QoS) to areas that cannot be served by traditional commercial-grade Ethernet switches.
Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Intelligent Ethernet Switches are a family of fixed-configuration standalone devices that provide desktop 10/100 Fast Ethernet and 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for entry-level enterprise, medium-sized, and branch office networks to enable enhanced LAN services.
The Cisco Catalyst 2975 Switch with LAN Base software is a fixed-configuration, stackable, intelligent Ethernet switch with Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Designed to provide enhanced LAN services for commercial branch office networks, and available in a 48-port single unit or a 96-port bundle, the new switch offers:
• Integrated security, including network admission control (NAC)
• Enhanced quality of service (QoS)
• Resiliency to deliver intelligent services for the network edge
The Cisco® Catalyst® 3560 Series is a line of fixed-configuration, enterprise-class switches that include IEEE 802.3af and Cisco prestandard Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality in Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet configurations. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 is an ideal access layer switch for small enterprise LAN access or branch-office environments, combining both 10/100/1000 and PoE configurations for maximum productivity and investment protection while enabling the deployment of new applications such as IP telephony, wireless access, video surveillance, building management systems, and remote video kiosks. Customers can deploy networkwide intelligent services-such as advanced quality of service (QoS), rate limiting, access control lists (ACLs), multicast management, and high-performance IP routing-while maintaining the simplicity of traditional LAN switching. Available for the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series at no charge, the Cisco Network Assistant is a centralized management application that simplifies the administration tasks for Cisco switches, routers, and wireless access points. Cisco Network Assistant provides configuration wizards that greatly simplify the implementation of converged networks and intelligent network services.
The Cisco® Catalyst® 3560 v2 Series is the next-generation energy-efficient Layer 3 fast Ethernet switches. This new series of switches supports Cisco EnergyWise technology, which enables companies to measure and manage power consumption of network infrastructure and network-attached devices, thereby reducing their energy costs and their carbon footprint. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series consumes less power than its predecessors and is the ideal access layer switch for enterprise, retail, and branch-office environments, as it maximizes productivity and investment protection by enabling a unified network for data, voice, and video.
Cisco® Catalyst® 3560-E Series is (Figure 1) an enterprise-class line of standalone access and aggregation switches that facilitate the deployment of secure converged applications while maximizing investment protection for evolving network and application requirements. Combining 10/100/1000 and Power over Ethernet (PoE) configurations with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, the Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series access switches enhance worker productivity by enabling applications such as IP telephony, wireless, and video. Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series aggregation switches deliver secure nonstop unified network services and versatile connectivity in a one rack-unit (1-RU) form factor for space and power constrained environments, enabling businesses to reduce total cost of ownership while maximizing investment protection.
The Cisco® Catalyst® 3750 Series Switches (Figures 1 through 4) are innovative switches that improve LAN operating efficiency by combining industry-leading ease of use and high resiliency for stackable switches. This product series features Cisco StackWise™ technology, a 32-Gbps stack interconnect that allows customers to build a unified, highly resilient switching system, one switch at a time.
The Cisco® Catalyst® 3750-E Series Switches with StackWise Plus is an enterprise-class line of stackable wiring closet switches that facilitates the deployment of secure converged applications while maximizing investment protection for evolving network and application requirements. Combining 10/100/1000 and Power over Ethernet (PoE) configurations with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, the Cisco Catalyst 3750-E enhances worker productivity by enabling applications such as IP telephony, wireless, and video.
Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches deliver a high-performance and highly secure user experience for enterprise wiring closets, access and distribution layers through innovations in performance, and simplicity, with a focus on lowering your total cost of ownership. The new Supervisor Engine 7-E enables 848-Gbps system bandwidth with 384 nonblocking 10/100/1000 Power over Ethernet Plus (PoEP) ports and 100 10 Gb Ethernet ports.
Designed for service providers looking to deploy next-generation residential services like voice and video, this one-rack-unit, cost-effective device can be easily integrated into small central offices with limited rack space. The Cisco ME 4924-10GE Ethernet aggregation switch is a Layer 2-4 switching U-PE aggregation switch built for high-performance Carrier Ethernet networks. Based on Catalyst 4900 Series technology, the ME 4900 Series delivers on the performance and availability required by service providers offering triple-play (voice, video, and data) services to residential customers.
Flagship Platform of the Catalyst Family
With more than 35,000 customers, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch is the benchmark for innovation and investment protection in networking.
To support Borderless Networks, the switches deliver high performance and a broad feature set suitable for campus, data center, WAN, and Metro Ethernet deployments.
Catalyst 6500 E-Series Switches support modular Cisco IOS Software to decrease unplanned downtime and simplify software changes through in-service software upgrades.
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 E-Series integrates the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 and the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Adaptive Security Service Module to take advantage of the existing infrastructure and deliver integrated security services with increased VPN session counts and efficient power consumption in a single blade.
Catalyst 6500 E-Series Wireless Service Module 2 easily integrates wired and wireless networks and provides security, mobility, and redundancy for business-critical WLANs.
The Catalyst 6500 E-Series Network Analysis Module 3, optimized for 10 Gb performance, improves resource utilization, troubleshooting, and the end-user experience.
The Catalyst 6500 E-Series Application Control Engine 30 increases availability, accelerates performance, and enhances security.
The Catalyst Virtual Switching System (VSS) increases operational efficiency by simplifying the network with a single point of management, while still providing redundancy. VSS activates all available bandwidth across redundant Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and eliminates asymmetric routing.
The Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series switches are a new line of premier multilayer switches that bring greater intelligence to the metro Ethernet edge, enabling the delivery of more differentiated metro Ethernet services. Featuring hierarchical quality of service (QoS) and traffic shaping, intelligent 802.1Q tunneling, VLAN mapping, Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS) support, and redundant AC or DC power, these switches are ideal for service providers seeking to deliver profitable business services, such as Layer 2, Layer 3, and MPLS VPNs, in a variety of bandwidths and with different service-level agreements (SLAs). With flexible software options, the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series offers a cost-effective path for meeting current and future service requirements from service providers serving enterprises and commercial businesses.
Cisco® ME 3400 Series Ethernet Access Switches are a series of next-generation Layer 2 and Layer 3 customer-located devices for service providers. Its design is based on the experience learned from today's most widely deployed access switches, the Cisco Catalyst® 2950 and 3550 Series. With service provider-friendly hardware and mission-specific software, the Cisco ME 3400 Series is the first Cisco access switch family optimized for both Ethernet-to-the-Home (ETTH) triple-play services and Ethernet-to-the-Business (ETTB) VPN services. It provides a complete security solution for Metro Ethernet access that includes subscriber, switch, and network protection. The Cisco ME 3400 Series supports multiple software images to provide a "pay-as-you-grow" deployment model. With service breadth spanning triple-play and Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services, lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and operating expenses can be achieved from a single ETTH and ETTB access solution.
The Cisco Nexus® 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEX) comprise a category of data center products designed to simplify data center access architecture and operations. The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series uses the Cisco® FEX-link architecture to provide a highly scalable unified server-access platform across a range of 100 Megabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, unified fabric, copper and fiber connectivity, rack, and blade server environments. The platform is ideal to support today's traditional Gigabit Ethernet while allowing transparent migration to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, virtual machine-aware unified fabric technologies. The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders behave as remote line cards for a parent Cisco Nexus switch. The fabric extenders are essentially extensions of the parent Cisco Nexus switch fabric, with the fabric extenders and the parent Cisco Nexus switch together forming a distributed modular system. This architecture enables physical topologies with the flexibility and benefits of both top-of-rack (ToR) and end-of-row (EoR) deployments.
Today's data centers are increasingly filled with dense rack-mount and blade servers that host powerful multicore processors. The rapid increase in in-rack computing density and the increasing use of virtualization software combine to accelerate the demand for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and consolidated I/O: applications for which the Cisco Nexus® 5000 Series Switches are an excellent match. With low latency, front-to-back cooling, and rear-facing data ports, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series is designed for a broad range of physical, virtual, storage access, and high-performance computing environments, thus giving customers the flexibility to meet and scale their data center requirements in a gradual manner and at a pace that aligns with their business objectives.
The switch series, using cut-through architecture, supports line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet on all ports while maintaining consistently low latency independent of packet size and services enabled. It supports a set of network technologies known collectively as Data Center Bridging (DCB) that increases the reliability, efficiency, and scalability of Ethernet networks. These features allow the switches to support multiple traffic classes over a lossless Ethernet fabric, thus enabling consolidation of LAN, SAN, and cluster environments. Its ability to connect Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to native Fibre Channel protects existing storage system investments while dramatically simplifying in-rack cabling.
In addition to supporting standard 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) on servers, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series integrates with multifunction adapters called converged network adapters (CNAs) that combine the functions of Ethernet NICs and Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), making the transition to a single, unified network fabric transparent and consistent with existing practices, management software, and OS drivers. The switch series is compatible with integrated transceivers and Twinax cabling solutions that deliver cost-effective connectivity for 10 Gigabit Ethernet to servers at the rack level, eliminating the need for expensive optical transceivers.
The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series is designed for data center environments with cut-through technology that enables consistent low-latency Ethernet solutions, with front-to-back cooling, and with data ports in the rear, bringing switching into close proximity with servers and making cable runs short and simple. The switch series is highly serviceable, with redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies and fan modules. It uses data center-class Cisco® NX-OS Software for high reliability and ease of management.
Cisco SFS 7000 Series InfiniBand Server Switches provide an ideal server interconnect for distributed application environments, such as high-performance computing. The Cisco SFS 7000 Series meets the performance demands of distributed applications by offering:
The unprecedented bandwidth of InfiniBand
Superior latency characteristics
Enterprise-class high availability and management features
The latest evolution of the Cisco SFS 7000 Series supports dual-speed InfiniBand 4X double data rate (DDR) and single data rate (SDR) interfaces that deliver 20Gbps and 10Gbps bandwidth respectively, per port. The low latency and high bandwidth offered by Cisco SFS 7000D InfiniBand Server Switches enable a new class of distributed applications and systems that deliver greater business agility and competitive advantage.