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Cost Effective Network Services

The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for the IBM BladeCenter is an integrated switch for IBM BladeCenter customers that extends resilient and secure Cisco infrastructure services to the server edge and uses existing network investments to help reduce operating expenses.

The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for the IBM BladeCenter provides IBM customers with an integrated switching solution that dramatically reduces cable complexity by eliminating the need for each serve blade to be networked individually.

Finally, the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 uses the comprehensive Cisco management framework to simplify ongoing operations. Cisco advanced network services in combination with simplified management help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

Deliver Security with Intelligent Services

Available with Cisco IOS Software, and the IP Base image, the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 offers a complete set of intelligent services to deliver security, QoS, basic IP routing, and high availability in the server farm access environment.

The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for the IBM BladeCenter provides the following hardware configuration:

  • 16 internal gigabit Ethernet ports connected to servers through IBM BladeCenter backplane
  • Up to eight gigabit Ethernet uplinks
  • One external console port

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