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Switches

Switches Benefits

Turn Your Network into a Strategic Asset

Cisco switching solutions are the cornerstone of the Borderless Network Architecture. Extensible platforms and intelligent services combine to deliver extraordinary business value to networked organizations of all sizes and across all industries.

Find out how switching solutions and Borderless Networks can provide you with a significant return on your investment. Read the Forrester TEI Assessment and use the associated calculator to determine your potential savings.

Deliver a Positive User Experience

Today's users are mobile and visual. They are internal workers and external partners and customers. Regardless of application, or information stream, Cisco switching solutions deliver a consistent high-quality network experience to connected users. This increases end user productivity, satisfaction ratings, and business system interaction and returns.

Superior Access and Service Levels

In our networked business world, rapid, reliable access to any resource anywhere, and at anytime, is mandatory. Cisco switching solutions deliver maximum uptime, high throughput, rapid deployment, enhanced access, and automated operations and support services help you meet your advertised network performance.

Reduce Energy Costs and Resource Consumption

Cisco switching solutions offer a wide range of green IT options for sustainable benefits. These include:

  • Power-saving designs
  • StackPower technology
  • Optimized video and virtualization services
  • Extended service life

Cisco EnergyWise switching software extends energy management to both IT and business facilities (HVAC, lighting). Cisco EnergyWise can reduce your energy costs by up to 30 percent, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.

Accommodate Business and IT Shifts

Business processes and goals are always under pressure to improve. Cisco switching solutions allow you to act quickly on new business requirements. Scalable performance, integrated services, and flexible configurations offer continued secure, reliable, and simplified communications in times of change.

Implement Security and Compliance

Secure access is critical in a world where threats are ubiquitous. Cisco switching solutions are designed to lock down information, authorize user movements, and mitigate threats in many forms. VLANs, TrustSec, MACsec, firewall, intrusion prevention, and Control Plane Policing are just a few of the essential security capabilities in Cisco switches.

Deliver Superior Investment Protection

Cisco switching solutions as designed to serve your organization now and in the future. Scalable, service-rich Catalyst and Nexus switches adapt to new IT and business requirements. Incremental upgrades can be performed using technologies as switch supervisors, service modules, StackWise, software-based services, and interface components that can be reused or easily replaced. 

Build Foundation for State-of-the-Art Care

Deliver timely clinical applications that provide vital information to the bedside to improve quality of health care. (PDF - 897 KB)

Read Adena Case Study

Power Rich-Media Applications in Schools

Kent School District enriches its learning environment with a converged network. (PDF - 153 KB)

Read Kent Case Study

Oregon State Government Increases Efficiency

Learn how the State of Oregon uses network virtualization to save taxpayers money. (Video - 4:10 min)

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Toronto Airport Relies on Switches

Learn how modular switching helped transform technology at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. (PDF - 1 MB)

Read Toronto Case Study