I am pleased to announce that Catalyst 6807-XL and 6880-X are shipping now! Launched at Cisco Live Orlando this year, Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches are programmable campus backbone switches optimized for 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet services. They are built for rich 10/40/100G services for BYOD & collaboration, support programmability and simplicity, and have the DNA of Catalyst 6500.
Catalyst 6807-XL is a modular seven-slot switch with up to 880 gigs per slot and 11.4 terabits per second of switching capacity. Catalyst 6880-X is an 80 x 1/10G ports switch in compact form factor with advanced campus services. Catalyst 6800ia is a stackable access switch built for Catalyst Instant Access that started shipping in October.
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Tags: Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 6800, Catalyst 6807-XL, Catalyst 6880-X, Cisco, Cisco switching, Instant Access
Cisco will host a live backbone switching webcast on Wed Dec 4, 2013 to discuss BYOD, mobility, security and how Cisco backbone switching addresses these customer needs. This is the second webcast in the Cisco switching webcast series. You can view the first one, Cisco access switching webcast, at any time as it is now an on-demand video.
This backbone switching webcast comes at a critical time, as BYOD and mobility are creating major impact to the workplace. According to a recent study on BYOD and mobility,
- 75% of employees think that the IT department should help secure personal devices used at work;
- 63% of IT pros say the biggest network issue will be the increased bandwidth requirements;
- 39% of them say that network latency is a problem because of mobile devices;
- And 39% of them have seen serious issues tied to network performance as a result.
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Tags: Backbone Switch, byod, Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 6800, Cisco, mobility, security, webinar
There are a lot of great technologies that have outstanding business benefits but are not widely deployed. For example, 802.1X for wired networks can determine appropriate network access based on user identity and additional contextual information. The technology is already built into the network to help customers improve their network security. If you ask your peers in the industry, however, you may hear that many of them have not turned on 802.1X on their switching network. Why? Depending on who you ask, you might get different answers from different people. But one common response is that IT staff is too busy with so many burning issues on their network so they don’t have time for something like 802.1X. It’s not just about this technology. They never have enough time to do testing, troubleshooting and configuration changes. That’s why any solutions that can help simplify and streamline networks and IT operations will go a long way. Read More »
Tags: Access Switches, Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 6800, Catalyst Instant Access, Cisco, enterprise networks
In the next few weeks we have a couple great webinars coming up, we’ve recently been investing in our community, the Unified Access Challenge was extended until April 26, and the Supervisor 720 Engine for the Catalyst 6500 turned 10 on Sunday! Read More »
Tags: Catalyst 6500, community, Conquer the Cloud, iPad, unified access, Webinars
Or in IPv6 speak, you’re an “A”, for Awesome
Today Supervisor 720, the most widely deployed Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine, turns 10-years old.
Supervisor 720 was launched on March 31, 2003. It enabled me to be the first modular switch to support true 10G Ethernet . Supervisor 720 has brought extensive feature set such as MPLS, VPNs, and VSS over the last 10 years. If has also spread throughout the world over the last 10 years as the graphic (created using Tableau) shows. Read More »
Tags: 10 years, birthday, cat6k, Catalyst 6500, infographic, Sup 720, switch