Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 for IBM BladeCenter

Increased Performance and Availability

The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 represents the next-generation networking solution for IBM BladeCenter blade server environments.

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The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 is built around the innovative virtual blade switch (VBS) technology, which helps the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 deliver key features:

  • Network simplification: Can be managed as a single node, which greatly reduces network complexity and in turn supports network resilience and stability
  • Performance and scalability: Delivers 160 Gbps of aggregate bandwidth upstream; because the links are built on Cisco EtherChannel technology, they can be deployed in a granular manner and are inherently resilient
  • Continuous operations: Includes mechanisms that increase hardware, link, VBS, and Layer 2 and Layer 3 resiliency
  • Operational manageability: Delivers a highly manageable solution that reduces the administrative and operational burden on IT staff
  • Total cost of ownership reduction: Reduces TCO through virtualization, interface flexibility, and reduced operating costs

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