Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches Customer Testimonials Case Study

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The following is what industry experts, customers, and partners from leading companies are saying about Cisco® Catalyst® 4900 Series Switches:

“M2 has deployed Catalyst 4948E for 1GE server access and 10GE trunks. Extensive L2/L3 support and non blocking ports was a key requirement for our application needs. Redundant power supplies along with strong resiliency features had enabled us to maintain network availability in the racks. Furthermore, strict front to back airflow and rack optimized design makes Catalyst 4948E an ideal choice for 1GE top of rack deployments.”
— Steve Haigh, Group Engineering Manager, M2 Telecommunications

“Catalyst 4948E is a strong, credible choice for top-of-rack service in the data center.”— David Newman,

Read Newman’s report: “Network Test Report Assesses Cisco Catalyst 4948E as Best in Class

“We love the Catalyst 4948E because buffers are never an issue, and we can scale uplinks between multi gig and multi 10g as needed. The additional benefits of redundant power, datacenter optimized cooling, flexible deployment options and a variety of management features help make it the perfect long-term access layer switch for us.”
— Gregori Parker, Network Engineer, Netflix

“All the performance features we were already getting with the Catalyst 6500s we wanted to continue with, but kick the performance up a notch with the 10gig configuration. We were so impressed with the single Catalyst 4948-10GE that we tested on a subset of servers for a few months, that we decided to redo our entire configuration and purchased six more Catalyst 4948-10GE switches.” — Brian McKenzie, Supervisor of Network Infrastructure, Wake County

Read case study: “Wake County Agency Selects Data Center Switches to Solve Connectivity Issues

“Our Cisco data center consultant has become part of the team, conducting a couple of half-day sessions monthly. We regard him as a trusted advisor for all aspects of data center design, not just the Cisco solutions.”
— Tom Lamb, Chief Technology Officer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Read case study: “University of North Carolina Improves Data Center Services Delivery

“Servers and iSCSI storage connect to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch through a pair of Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switches at the end of each row. This design gives servers two paths to the Cisco Nexus 7000, for resiliency” — Matt Kelley, Network Administrator, University of Wyoming

Read case study: “University of Wyoming Builds Scalable Data Center

“Video traffic is dynamic and variable. The Cisco Catalyst 4948 provides the traffic shaping we need, as well as high bandwidth and a large buffer size.” — Cedric Fernandes, Vice President of Technology, MobiTV

Read case study: “MobiTV (Service Provider) Successfully Addresses Significant Growth

“The investment in Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switches will pay dividends in the future by enabling us to support more traffic between racks over our core network.” — Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer, SoftLayer

Read case study: “SoftLayer Technologies (Service Provider) Increases Scalability, Gains Competitive Edge