News always gets attention, right? What happens afterward? Does anyone remember the stories? Or, to look at it another way, who buys what we’re selling?
With a presidential election at hand in the U.S., expect the candidates to continue to claim that their opponent has changed his story. If you bought what he was selling before, you’re being asked to buy something different now.
Thankfully, the networking business isn’t an election. And our story for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches in campus core and distribution isn’t changing…
The Global Certification team is delighted to announce that the Cisco Catalyst 6500 has been awarded FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certification.Certificate #1717!
The certification covers the following: Cisco Catalyst 6506-E , Catalyst 6509-E  and Catalyst 6513-E  Switches with Supervisor Cards (VS-S2T-10G or VS-S2T-10G-XL) and Line Cards (WS-X6908-10G or WS-X6908-10G-2TXL)
(Hardware Version: 6506-E -M0 , 6509-E -N0 , 6513-E -S0 , Supervisor Card VS-S2T-10G -B0, Supervisor Card VS-S2T-10G-XL -C0, Line Card WS-X6908-10G -A0, Line Card WS-X6908-10G-2TXL version -B0 and FIPS kit packaging (CVPN6500FIPS/KIT=); Firmware Version: 15.0(1)SY1)
Efficiently scale, virtualize, secure, and manage your network remotely with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches. Offering a high-performance, feature-rich platform suitable for deployment in campus, data center, WAN, and Metro Ethernet networks, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series provides a strong foundation for Borderless Networks, so you can connect anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Learn more about the Catalyst 6500 Series on Cisco.com!
FIPS-140 is a US and Canadian government standard that specifies security requirements for cryptographic modules. A cryptographic module is defined as “the set of hardware, software, and/or firmware that implements approved security functions (including cryptographic algorithms and key generation) and is contained within the cryptographic boundary.” The cryptographic module is what is being validated.
Cisco Live! It’s always an exciting time – real customers, sharing real world experiences, looking for news that will make their networks stronger, faster, more capable, more efficient. And for this Yank, visiting ExCeL London in the heart of London’s Royal Docks for the first time, it’s a special treat.
There are a number of announcements coming out of Cisco Live this week – two that build on the story we’ve been telling about the Catalyst 6500… a new 40 Gigabit Ethernet module and 160 Gbps per slot performance in existing Catalyst 6500 E-Series chassis.
Welcome back to another weekly wrap up of our top stories and features from The Network. For those of you who participated in or even watched CiscoLive, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Check out what we’ve been up to this week.
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It’s been a whirlwind of a day at Cisco Live! In case you missed anything, here’s a quick recap on the day’s events.
To kick off the morning, we announced a refresh of the world’s most widely deployed switch, the Catalyst 6500. Fun fact: the new Sup2T is powerful enough to handle 250 Harry Potter DVDs per second!
SVP John McCool and Scott Gainey
Then our Chairman and CEO, John Chambers, ushered in by a flash mob, delivered his keynote address to a packed house and a virtual audience of 40,000 from over 150 countries!
Flashmob takes over Cisco Live
John Chambers delivers his keynote address
Next, I got a behind the scenes look at some of the impressive technology that goes behind supporting over 15,000 Cisco Live attendees. It took about 4 days to build the Network Operations Center and it tracks realtime traffic on the network in the convention center.
And finally, I got my hands on the new Cisco Cius. It may not come with Angry Birds out of the box, but I’m told if you’re on your IT Manager’s good side, they just might enable it for you… oh, and it has HD video, Cisco TelePresence, and VXI technology.
Hands on with Cius
Check back again tomorrow for more news and updates from CiscoLive 2011 and click here for more photos from the day!