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Demystifying the Catalyst: What is StackPower and Why Should You Use It?

In this blog post, let’s take a look at the basics of power redundancy, why it’s needed, traditional methods of achieving it, and how you can do it better.

Businesses require a highly available campus network. Network switch power redundancy is a critical component of overall campus redundancy. There are two commonly used power redundancy solutions for switches -- full redundancy and partial redundancy. In full redundancy, every switch is attached to two power supplies so that if one goes down, other takes over. This scheme is also called 1:1 redundancy. In partial redundancy, there is one extra power supply for multiple switches. This is also called 1:N redundancy. However, each has its drawback…

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Cisco Puts More Power in Your Hands with StackPower

May 30, 2012 at 10:01 am PST

I recently attended a presentation by bestselling author and speaker Chip Conley. Conley is best known for successfully applying noted American psychologist Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid to create a simplified business model with three themes:
- Survival
- Success
- Transformation.

Conley’s Transformation Pyramid can be applied in many areas. For example, when it comes to serving customers needs,  these three themes tell us that we need to focus on not only customers’ basic and tangible needs at the bottom of the pyramid, but also their higher needs to succeed with their business goals. Here I’ll take a look at how Cisco StackPower helps our customers to achieve their objectives at each of the three stages.
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