Increase Productivity and Control Costs
Businesses worldwide are increasingly turning to their networks to enable increased productivity and cost control.
Cisco’s Network Fabric provides a strategy for transforming businesses to meet these goals with a vision of long-term sustainability. The three tenets of Cisco Network Fabric are:
Cisco continues to offer innovations in the Cisco Catalyst portfolio to maintain our switching leadership in the campus backbone and wiring closet.
Cisco is extending the Cisco Catalyst 6500 innovations with the introduction of several new features and enhancements for the campus backbone.
Virtual Switching System White Paper (PDF - 1.1 MB)
IOS Software Repackaging
IPv6 and IPv4 features will be packaged to provide IPv6 and IPv4 feature parity, starting with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(33)SXI for the Catalyst 6500.
Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor 6L-E, (WS-X45-SUP6L-E)
The new Supervisor 6L-E is a high performance, basic Layer 3 extension to the Catalyst 4500 series enabling rich media Collaboration, energy and operational efficiency in the wiring closet. The Supervisor 6L-E provides an entry level E-series supervisor which is ideal for enterprise wiring closest deployments that require scalability, non-stop communications and investment protection.
Key Architecture Highlights:
New Catalyst 4500 Innovations:
48 port 10/100/1000 Classic PoEP Plus Ready Line Card (WS-X4548-RJ45V)
The catalyst 4500 offers one of the most comprehensive PoE/PoEP linecard portfolio in the industry.
Catalyst 4500, 6000 Watt Power Supply
Scale your wiring closet PoE deployments to the IEEE PoEP standard. Compatible with E-Series and Classic chassis.
Catalyst 3750v2 and 3560v2 Series offer improved operational efficiency and investment protection.
Meet Today’s Cost Challenges
Network, services, and desktop virtualization provide opportunities to maximize IT return on investments while reducing both IT capital and operational costs.
Network virtualization allocates physical resources logically, allowing you to consolidate disparate networks over a single IP network.
Services virtualization allows service devices to be segmented into many logical devices, each of which can be separately configured and managed. This reduces the number of physical devices required, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of management.
Desktop virtualization reduces IT operational costs by extending data center virtualization to the desktop.
Effectively Collaborate Across Global Teams and Functions
Collaboration strategies are offering the next wave of opportunity for productivity and transformation. Businesses that succeed in improving collaboration achieve the ability to increase productivity, gain competitive advantage, achieve faster time to market and enhance their ability to manage globally-dispersed teams.
Medianet, mobility, and unified communications use the network as a platform to help people connect, communicate and collaborate from any device, anywhere, at any time.
Medianet helps optimize the network for video applications and deliver business quality user experiences for collaboration technologies such as Cisco TelePresence, desktop video, and video on demand.
Mobility technologies strive to architect the network for wired and wireless solutions that provide consistent and secure access to corporate applications from anywhere at anytime.
Mobility in Wired and Wireless Networks White Paper
Unified Communications helps increase employee productivity and streamline business processes with flexible, scalable communications systems.
To enable these network-centric collaboration applications, businesses must establish a network platform that provides delivery optimization, resiliency, scalability, and security.
Generate Steady, Long-Term Returns
The network platform is a strategic investment. Like any investment, the objective is to uncover strategies to generate steady and high long-term returns. Three key ways to maximize returns are:
Cisco and Partner Services for Campus Success
As you adopt new technologies to transform your business, we can help you with:
Learn more about Cisco Services
Routing and Switching Services
Unified Communications Services
Wireless LAN Services
Network Services Virtualization
Network Virtualization: The New Building Blocks of Network Design (PDF - 2 MB)
Airport's Common Use Model Relies on Modular Switches Case Study (PDF - 1 MB)