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Cisco Switch Modules for IBM

Simplify Data Center Operations

Blade servers are playing a more prominent role in business server strategy as a successful solution to server sprawl. To meet these increasing responsibilities in the data center, it is important that blade servers deliver enterprise-class networking, including availability, performance, and end-to-end network services.

Built on market-leading hardware and software, the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch modules are specifically designed to meet the rigors of blade server application infrastructure. Specifically, they support the IBM BladeCenter by delivering scalable, high-performance, highly resilient connectivity while reducing server infrastructure complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO). The Cisco Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module (IGESM) and Cisco Switch Module 3012 provide cost-effective gigabit Ethernet connectivity, while the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 provides high performance 10Gb Ethernet connectivity and innovative Virtual Blade Switch (VBS) technology.

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The Data Center Transformed (HTML)
The Cisco Unified Computing System unites network, compute, and virtualization resources into a single seamless system to reduce TCO and increase business agility.

Cisco VBS meets the IBM BladeCenter (Video 3:05 min)
Improve services and help enable new revenue streams by combining Cisco Catalyst blade switch modules with IBM BladeCenter.

Improving Flexibility and Availability (PDF - 120 KB) Adobe PDF file
Read this white paper to learn how VBS technology can provide new design and implementation options in blade server environments.

Cisco CSM 3110 Design Guide
Learn how to integrate the CSM 3110 into your data center environment.

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