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Cisco Blade Switches for Dell

NOTE: This product is no longer being sold.

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Simplify Data Center Operations

As a successful strategy to deal with server sprawl, blade servers are playing a more prominent role in businesses' overall server strategy. It is important that blade servers have access to enterprise-class networking, including availability, performance, and end-to-end network services.

Built on market-leading hardware and software, the 10Gb Ethernet based Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3100 Series for Dell is specifically designed to meet the rigors of blade server application infrastructure. Specifically, it supports Dell blade servers in their new role by delivering scalable, high-performance, highly resilient connectivity while reducing server infrastructure complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO). For design flexibility, the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3000 series offers cost-effective gigabit Ethernet connectivity with consistent Cisco features, functionality, support, and management.

Featured Content

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

CBS 3130 Design Guide (PDF - 1MB) Adobe PDF file
Integrating the CBS 3130 into the data center network architecture.

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

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