Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Gigabit Ethernet provide platform for campus standard and support for future applications.

Article Summary:

The Cisco IT LAN team in San Jose, California, manages the 50-building metropolitan-area network (MAN) that makes up the company’s headquarters campus. The San Jose MAN needed a standard, highly reliable, capable router and switch platform to support growing bandwidth needs and increasing demand for applications.

This routing and switching case study describes how the MAN is architected and the business benefits derived from this deployment, including:

  • A Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch platform that performs switching and routing functions for voice and data and is well positioned for adding service technologies
  • Dark fiber and leased vendor services all supporting Gigabit Ethernet
  • Dramatic increase in network availability

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