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Wishful Thinking

May 23, 2008 - 1 Comment

So I have recently heard of a couple of instances where competitors have told our customers that, with the introduction of the Cisco Nexus, the Cisco Catalyst is dead and the customer should look at their next-gen switch instead. My initial reaction reaction to this was this was kind of cool: folks are not even trying to position against the Nexus and are instead going after the switching platform we released almost 10 years ago.That being said, let me be clear: the Cisco Catalyst 6500 has a long and productive life ahead of it. There are no plans to EoL the platform–quite the contrary, we will continue to invest and innovate on this platform. The Cisco Catalyst 6500 has been the poster child for investment protection and it will continue to offer our customers a cost-effective, granular migration path to leverage their existing investment while still integrating new technologies and features.Much like the introduction of the Cisco Nexus did not herald the end of the Cisco MDS, the same is true of the Cisco Catalyst. We have the resources and ability to continue to invest and innovate on all three platforms and we will continue to do so as long as our customers tell us its important to them.

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  1. Thank you for informing us that Cisco Catalyst 6500 is alive and well .........we appreciate your ongoing support of this platform.