Cisco Catalyst 3750-E Series Switches Provide Maximum Security, High Performance and Scalable Wired and Wireless Access for the Interactive Campus
CISCO NETWORKERS 2007 - Cannes, France, Jan. 31, 2007 - Video applaications such as Internet Protocol (IP) video, IPTV and telepresence on the campus network help customers increase productivity while reducing operating costs. Cisco ® today announced new Cisco Catalyst ® switch offerings that aim to ensure these new real-time bandwidth intensive services are delivered with the highest performance, availability, quality of service and maximum security.
An integral part of the Cisco Service Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) framework, the Cisco Campus Network facilitates real-time business. Highlights of today’s introductions for the Cisco Campus Network include:
“Cisco has laid the groundwork for advanced services deployment for voice and video with improvements to the Cisco Catalyst portfolio that ease migration to next-generation 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks, extend Power over Ethernet capabilities, and add greater application control and operational efficiency,” said Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president of enterprise research, Yankee Group. “The announcements today will extend highly secure wired and wireless user access, while easing network and operations management for stretched IT administrators.”
Cisco Wiring Closet Switches with 10 Gigabit Ethernet Uplinks
The Cisco TwinGig Converter Module, a Cisco innovation optimized for 10 Gigabit Ethernet upgrades, easily changes two Gigabit Ethernet uplinks to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink on the Cisco Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Series to accommodate business growth. This unique Cisco advantage simplifies future-proofing for 10 Gigabit Ethernet upgrades on fixed platforms instead of requiring a new 10 Gigabit Ethernet platform or requiring significant board-level changes.
Duke University, one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher learning, based in Durham, N.C., provides a 27,000-node network for students, faculty and administrators. With more than 1,000 Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches currently installed, information technology (IT) administrators are planning to upgrade the network with the new backward-compatible Cisco Catalyst 3750-E Series.
“The Cisco Catalyst 3750-E has a feature set that meets our next-generation needs,” says Kevin Miller, senior manager of network services, Duke University. “We are planning to add the new 48-port Cisco Catalyst 3750-E to our existing switch stacks for greater Gigabit Ethernet performance. We need 10 Gigabit Ethernet for select telecommunications and data center deployments, and we expect to need even more as we deploy video applications throughout the campus. The Cisco Catalyst 3750-E allows us to deploy with 1-gigabit uplinks now, with the ability to easily upgrade to 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks as needed in the future.”
Cisco Wiring Closet Switches Deliver Industry-Leading PoE Density
Extending Network Access Outside the Wiring Closet
Aida Cruises, based in Germany, is installing the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Compact Switch in brand-new cruise ships to help enable Internet access, IP telephony and an entertainment system for audio and video on demand as well as online shopping and the scheduling of cruise activities. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 Compact Switches support advanced intelligence with PoE to help enable converged voice, video and data services, and each switch will be deployed in small hall closets serving two cabins per switch, thereby significantly lowering the amount of cabling required.
“Cisco’s new line of compact switches is the ideal basis for our mobile infotainment solution that we deliver to cruisers aboard Aida cruise ships,” said Dr. Jörg Liebe, director of voice integration products at Lufthansa Systems, a solutions provider for Aida Cruises. “With an entertainment system offering cruising ship entertainment and special event scheduling, cruisers will have more opportunities to customize their shipboard activities and make the most of their vacations, while also enjoying greater online access and IP telephony to stay connected as needed.”
Improved Availability and Operational Efficiency with Software Enhancements
To help improve operational efficiency, beginning with the Cisco Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Series, a Cisco IOS Software image containing all features sets will be installed at manufacturing, allowing a customer to activate specific feature sets without having to load a new Cisco IOS Software image. This new approach to software and service deployment and management will help customers improve image management and provide easier tracking for compliance and audits. More information at http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2007/prod_011607b.html.
Warranty and Service
For more information on the Cisco Catalyst switch portfolio, please visit www.cisco.com/go/catalyst.
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