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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720

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As Cisco's premier modular multilayer switch, the Catalyst® 6500 series delivers secure, converged services from the wiring closet to the core, from the datacenter to the WAN edge. The Supervisor Engine 720 is part of the Catalyst 6500's third generation suite of modules intended to continue lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO). The Supervisor Engine 720 offers the following features and benefits:

  • Extends investment protection in existing Catalyst 6500 deployments and is fully compatible with all existing modules
  • Enables new applications and services with h/w accelerated IPv6, MPLS, GRE and NAT as well
  • Increases slot efficiency by integrating a high performance 720 Gbps switch fabric backplane with a new routing and forwarding engine, including a third generation policy feature card (PFC3)
  • Delivers Scalable and Predictable Performance: centralized forwarding (CEF) at 48Mpps/720Gbps, accelerated CEF at 400Mpps (peak) /720Gbps and, distributed forwarding (dCEF) 400Mpps (sustained)/720Gbps
  • Simplifies Network Operations with a wide range of features
  • Ideal for high performance backbone and datacenter service provider and enterprise environments

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