Cisco's Catalyst line of modular and fixed-configuration switches offers performance and control at the access, distribution, and core levels of converged voice, HD video, and data networks for organizations that range in size from small businesses and branch offices to global enterprises and SPs. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE consultants can provide online and onsite expertise with Catalyst family switches to assist you to plan an efficient network architecture that meets your specific business needs, set up pilot testing, install Catalyst switches, implement and verify a sensible security and compliance strategy, streamline network management and performance tracking, provide troubleshooting and support services, optimize switch performance, and set up Catalyst's high-availability (HA) technology for non-stop operation.

Progent can assist you to manage and repair your older Catalyst switches or migrate seamlessly to up-to-date versions of Catalyst switches adhering to industry best practices to make sure that you get the most return from your investment in your IT infrastructure.

The demand for smart, fast switching is driven by a combination of fairly recent computing trends whose overall effect is a cyber avalanche of traffic:

  • Cloud and IoT networking and an associated reliance on massive virtualization
  • The pervasiveness of BYOD computing
  • Data guzzling HD video applications
  • Social media for business
  • The rise of Big Data in enterprise analytics
  • Ever more sophisticated cyberattacks like ransomware
Cloud computing is only operationally realistic because of network virtualization. Virtualized data centers slash expenses by permitting aggressively high hardware utilization and requiring minimal data center space and energy consumption. But this also requires that relatively limited network resources have to support large volumes of data traffic. The BYOD revolution has created a steep rise in the amount of mobile clients that must be supported by business networks, and these clients run a high percentage of bandwidth-intensive, rich media apps. Social business applications are displacing traditional email as the primary enabler of collaboration and is generating an ever increasing demand for bandwidth. Businesses who want to remain competitive are adopting Big Data techniques to search through enormous and varied silos of information, which as a result generates Big Traffic. These trends are fairly new, and combined they cause a serious demand for a new class of switches that feature much more performance, control, availability and manageability than older platforms were built to deliver.

Cisco's latest lineup of Catalyst switches are ideal for the distribution/core levels of campus deployments where office employees must be accommodated by providing unvarying performance, secure user access control, tight segmentation, application intelligence, and wired and wireless convergence. Catalyst switches are designed to meet the demand for speed and control with features that include high-port-count 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet services, switching throughput more than 25 Tbps for each switch, a powerful suite of tools including EVN to facilitate the creation of VLANs, Virtual Switching System (VSS) technology for stateful failover with instant virtual switch recovery and 99.999% uptime, IPv4 and IPv6 support, AVC to optimize network utilization, and sophisticated Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities for critical data prioritization.

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Cisco Offers Catalyst Switches for Businesses of Any Size

Catalyst switches allow organizations of any size to build intelligent switching and routing services into their network architecture, deploying an ecosystem that can meet current requirements, scale to accommodate future capacity demands, protect vital data, and differentiate and control tasks to enhance network operations.

Catalyst 1000 Series Fixed Ethernet Switches
Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches SupportCisco's Catalyst 1000 Series access switches are compact, fixed-configuration switches targeted for small businesses and branches with up to 250 workers and with minimal in-house IT support. Cisco's Catalyst 1000 family includes fanless models for silent operation within an office venue. Mounting alternatives include desktop, wall mount, rack mount, and DIN rail mount. Created as an easy replacement for Catalyst 2960-L or 2960-Plus Series deployments, the Catalyst 1000 portfolio includes versions with 8 to 48G Ethernet ports or 24 to 48 Fast Ethernet 10/100M Mbps ports.

Catalyst 1000 configuration and management are easy via a web interface or command-line interface, security is enterprise-grade, and PoE+ ports with a dynamically distributed power budget of 740W supports a broad variety of IoT solutions. As many as eight Catalyst 1000 Gbit Ethernet model switches can be controlled together with single IP. Catalyst 1000 appliances are line-rate switches, and all are powered by Cisco's venerable IOS Software. QoS capabilities include egress queues on each port plus priority packet queuing to allow wire-speed throughput for time-critical traffic. Catalyst Series 1000 switches also support Shaped Round Robin service scheduling and Weighted Tail Drop (WTD) congestion avoidance.

Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Fixed and Modular Managed Switches
The Catalyst 9000 series of switches includes modular and fixed units and supports all deployment scenarios including access, distribution, and core switching. The Cisco Catalyst 9000 series includes switches with the appropriate price/performance to connect workers and things in venues from small businesses and branches to global enterprises. Catalyst 9000 Series switches can be configured to support any combination of onsite facilities, private and public clouds, and hybrid network models. Modern network management tools and advanced cybersecurity features reduce cost of ownership by streamlining operations and safeguarding vital network assets. Cisco's 9000X family of switches offer converged switching/routing, introducing the first combination of 400G optical transceivers along with full multigigabit and Power-over-Ethernet ports.

Catalyst 9000 Managed Switches Experts

Catalyst 9000 Series Switches Are Designed for a Hybrid World

Catalyst 9200 Series Switches ExpertsWith twice the backplane stacking bandwidth for about half the price of the legacy Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR switches they are designed to replace, Catalyst 9200 Series switches are a natural network upgrade for small branches and midsize campuses. The Catalyst 9200 portfolio includes switches that support 24 or 48 ports with full PoE+; 80-160 Gbps stacking performance; and Layer 3 capabilities such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing, EIGRP, IS-IS link-state protocol, and routed access. Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches are powered by Cisco IOS XE.

The Catalyst 9200 offers 160-Gbps backplane stacking bandwidth, features onsite-replaceable redundant power supplies and fans, and accepts swappable network modules with 4x1G, 4x1/10G, 2x25G, or 2x40G uplink. Cisco's Catalyst 9200 Enhanced VN model allows as many as 32 Virtual Networks and offers 160-Gbps stacking throughput. The Catalyst 9200L delivers 80-Gbps backplane stacking bandwidth. The Catalyst 9200L multigigabit and the Catalyst 9200 multigigabit support wireless bandwidth optimization with 8 or 12 mGig ports up to 10G.

Catalyst 9300 Switches ConsultantsCatalyst 9300 Series switches are fixed, stackable devices for ultra-high-density enterprise access switching. Advanced features provided with various models in the Catalyst 9300 family include up to 1Tbps backplane stacking capacity, stackable high-speed fiber, up to 448 mGig ports and 288 ports of 90W UPOE+ with an 8-device configuration, line rate IPsec with AES-256 Encryption and speeds as high as 100G, redundant fans and power, plus data stack cables common throughout the complete Catalyst 9300 family.

Powered by the Cisco IOS XE operating system, devices in the Catalyst 9300 family offer auto provisioning, API-driven configuration, granular visibility for near realtime monitoring, and transparent software updates and patching. Security features include Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA) along with AES-256 MACsec and IPSec encryption, and Trust Anchor Technologies with Image signing and Secure Boot. Cloud security is strengthened because Catalyst 9300 Series switches are able to host the Cisco Umbrella agent directly. This makes it possible for businesses to design their DNS policies at user or group level to block BYOD or IoT users from accessing malicious websites.

The entry-level Cisco Catalyst 9300L switch features up to 320G backplane stacking throughput and offers 12 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G ports and 36 10M/100M/1G ports. The 9300L utilizes fixed instead of modular uplink components for 4 1G, 4 10G, or 2 40G ports. The Cisco Catalyst 9300 switch features 480G of stacking bandwidth and can provide 48 100M/1G/2.5G/5Gbps Ethernet ports, 24 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10Gbps Ethernet ports, or 48 1G SFP ports. Modular uplink performance available are 1G, 10G, 25G, or 40G. The high-end Cisco Catalyst 9300X appliance provides 1T backplane stacking bandwidth and supports 48 10G ports. The 9300X accepts uplink modules with dual-rate 100G/40G, multirate 25G/10G/1G, or multigigabit. Cisco 90W Universal Power Over Ethernet+ (UPOE+) supports dense IoT environments such as smart buildings. Hardware is available to provide 100G IPsec.

Catalyst 9400 Switches ConsultantsCisco's Catalyst 9400 Series appliances are modular switches powered by Cisco IOS XE and targeted for midsize and enterprise campus access deployments. Offering double the throughput and more than four times the chassis bandwidth as the legacy Catalyst 6500 line it is built to replace, Cisco's Catalyst 9400 family ushers switch capability into the current age of connectivity driven by security, mobility, Internet of Things, and cloud.

Catalyst 9400 appliances are offered with 4-slot, 7-slot, and 10-slot chassis. Two slots on each chassis are dedicated to redundant supervisor cards, leaving 2, 5, or 8 slots available for line cards. Maximum bandwidth scalability per line-card slot is 480G. Switching performance can reach 1.44 Terabits per second and forwarding rate on Supervisor Module is as high as 9 Tbps with the 10-slot chassis. All Catalyst 9400 chassis can provide 90W UPOE+ on every port, secure network segmentation with SD-Access and N+N/N+1 power redundancy for high resilience. Cisco's Catalyst 9400 4-slot switch can support 96 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, 5G/10G multigigabit ports, or 10G SFP+ ports. The Catalyst 9400 7-slot supports 240 ports, and the Catalyst 9400 10-slot supports 384 ports. All Catalyst 9400 appliances can support 2 non-blocking 40G QSFP uplinks and up to 8 non-blocking 10G SFP+ uplinks.

Catalyst 9500 Switches ExpertsThe Catalyst 9500 family consists of fixed core and edge services switches intended for the large campus. Catalyst 9500 switches are based on Cisco IOS XE and the the family includes the first network technology to deliver switching rates higher than 25 Tbps.

Cisco's Catalyst 9500 models provide up to 6.4 Terabits per second switching performance with forwarding throughput up to 2 Bpps. Catalyst 9500 appliances can provide as many as 32 nonblocking 100 Gigabit QSFP28 ports, 32 nonblocking 40G QSFP+ ports, 48 nonblocking 25 Gigabit SFP28 ports, or 48 nonblocking 10G ports. You can configure MEC multipathing across Cisco StackWise-Virtual members to achieve high resiliency.

Catalyst 9500X products support up to 25.6 Tbps switching performance with 2 Billion Packet per Second forwarding capacity. Catalyst 9500X devices support up to 28 nonblocking 40/100 Gigabit QSFP28 ports or 8 nonblocking 40/100/200/400 G QSFP-DD ports. The 9500X product line also includes chip-level capability for line-rate 256-bit 802.1AE MACsec and WAN-MACsec1 data encryption.

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Switches ExpertsCisco's Catalyst 9600 Series switches are modular core and distribution switches for the enterprise campus. The 6-slot chassis with a Catalyst 9600X Series Supervisor delivers switching capacity up to 25.6 Terabits per second and can contain up to 256 nonblocking 10/25/50 G Ethernet ports, 96 nonblocking 40/100G Gigabit ports, or 8 nonblocking 200/400 G QSFP-Double Density ports. The Catalyst 9600 also supports dual-rate 40G/100G and 10G/25G optics. Two chassis slots are reserved for redundant supervisors. You can combine a variety of line cards for core and aggregation deployments. The Catalyst 9600 chassis is equipped with a passive backplane, so you can change out fan tray, power supplies, and line cards without disruption.

Legacy Catalyst Products Supported by Progent
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified consultants have extensive experience providing online and on-premises consulting and troubleshooting services for older Catalyst switches which have reached End of Life or End of Support. These legacy Catalyst switches often are more expensive to operate and support than current switches, provide lower performance and fewer features, and in many situations can expose businesses to compliance and even liability issues. Progent's consultants are available to assist your business to manage and repair these older switches and can in addition assist you to design and carry out seamless upgrades to current models from the Catalyst line or to solutions from the Cisco Nexus portfolio of network switches which build upon Catalyst technology.

Catalyst Express 500 Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst Express 500 and 520 Family Switches HelpThe Catalyst Express 500 and 520 line of Layer 2 switches are intended for companies with as many as 250 workers and provide the dependability, security, scalability, and features small companies need at an economical price. Power over Ethernet support makes it easy to install network devices like VoIP phones and IP cameras.

Versions of the Catalyst Express 500 and 520 switches offer up to 24 10/100/1000BASE-T ports as well as the option of backup power supplies with automatic switch-over for additional reliability. Integration with Cisco access points allows businesses to set up a local wireless environment quickly and effectively. The Cisco Catalyst Express 500 and 520 platform offers strong protection against malicious attacks With Cisco's Self-Defending Network technology and Cisco Clean Access solutions. Catalyst 2940 Switch
Cisco 2900 Family Switches SupportCatalyst 2900 non-modular, managed 10/100 switches provide fundamental small-group networking for small to medium-size businesses. These wire-speed desktop appliances deliver Cisco IOS Software functions for simple data, video, and voice control at the edge of the network. The Catalyst 2940 Series switches are small, stackable switches featuring eight Fast Ethernet ports and a single built-in Fast or Gigabit uplink. The enclosures can be deployed away from the wiring cabinet in cramped areas like on a worker's desk or in a classroom.

Catalyst 2960-S Switch
The Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series are fixed switches designed for small businesses and branches. Current models offer either 24 or 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, four 1-Gigabit or two 10GE uplinks, and deliver throughput of 176 Gbps. Cisco's FlexStack technology allows up to four 2960-S chassis to be grouped in a FlexStack stack to perform as one switching unit that offers 40 Gbps of stacking bandwidth and that reduces operational costs with one-switch setup. IPv6 FHS technology protects networks against IPv6 address interception and malicious threats.

Catalyst 3560 Family Switches
Catalyst 3560 Series Switches SupportCisco's Catalyst 3560 family is a line of non-modular switches that features IEEE 802.3af and Cisco Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability in 10/100 Ethernet and 10/100/1000 configurations. The Catalyst 3560 switch is a proven access-layer switch for small enterprise LAN access or local-office environments, offering both Gigabit and Power over Ethernet (PoE) configurations for high efficiency while streamlining the deployment of key technology such a VoIP, wireless access, video monitoring, and remote video kiosks. Customers can deploy network-wide intelligent features such as quality of service (QoS), rate limiting, access control lists, multicast management, and fast IP routing with the simplicity of conventional network switching.

The Catalyst 3560 Series switch offers a robust set of features that allow for network expandability and higher resilience through IP routing plus a full complement of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) enhancements designed to increase availability in an access Layer network. Improvements to the conventional STP Protocol, such as Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+), Uplink Fast, and Port Fast, combined with enhancements such as Flex Links interfaces, contribute to network efficiency. Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+) allows for Data Link Layer load sharing on redundant links to take advantage of the extra bandwidth associated with a redundant architecture.

Efficient routing protocols including Open Shortest Path First (OPSF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), BGP, and Policy Based Routing increase system capacity; Protocol Independent Multicast increases utilization of network resources; and Virtual Route Forwarding Lite (VRFLite) secures network traffic.

Catalyst 3750 Family Switches
Cisco Catalyst 3750 Family Switches HelpFor mid-size organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's Catalyst 3750 Series simplifies integration of converged applications and accommodates evolving business needs by offering configuration versatility, support for converged network patterns, and management-free set up of intelligent system functions. In addition, the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series switch is designed for high-density Gigabit Ethernet deployments and includes a wide range of switches that address the connectivity, distribution, and backbone-interface requirements of small or midsized deployments.

Cisco's Catalyst 3750 Series has either the IP Base image or the Services image. The IP Base image capabilities include advanced quality of service, rate-limiting, access control lists (ACLs), and basic static and Routing Information Protocol routing support. The IP Services image provides a richer selection of enterprise-grade features, including sophisticated built-in IP unicast and multicast routing.

StackWise technology is an architecture optimized for Gigabit Ethernet. StackWise is designed to react to installs, deletions, and relocations while maintaining dependable performance. Cisco StackWise unites as many as nine individual switches into one logical unit, using custom stack-interface cables and utilities. The individual switches can be any combination of the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series and Cisco's Catalyst 3750-E Series switches. The stack operates as a single switching device that is managed by a control switch, selected from among the stack of switches. The control switch intelligently creates and updates all the switching and optional routing tables. A deployed stack can accommodate new devices or delete existing devices with no operational interruption.

Catalyst 2960 Swiches and Catalyst 3560-CX Switches
Cisco Catalyst 2900 Family Switches ConsultingCisco's Catalyst 2960-CX is a fixed-port managed switch that is compact, fanless, low power, and allows a variety of mounting alternatives. The switch incorporates eight 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and two 1-GE uplink ports and has an option for Power over Ethernet. Cisco's Catalyst 3560-CX is a fixed-port managed switch packaged in a compact, noiseless and energy-efficient enclosure that can be mounted almost anywhere convenient. Versions are available with 8 or 12 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports or with six 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 2 multigigabit Ethernet ports. Up to four uplinks are available, and PoE+ power is also an option.

Cisco Catalyst 2900-L Switches Integration and TroubleshootingCisco's Catalyst 2960-L line includes entry-level fixed-port switches targeted for small offices, retail venues, and other places where space is limited. Catalyst 2900-L compact appliances include eight to 48 GE ports and either 2 or 4 Small Form-Factor Pluggable uplink ports. PoE support reduces clutter and fanless design for 16- and 24-port versions eliminates noise. RJ-45 connectors handle 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T and 1000BASE-T SFP-ports.

Catalyst 2960-X and Catalyst 2960-XR Series switches enhance the 2690-S family by offering switching performance of 216 Gbps and supporting Cisco's FlexStack-Plus Stacking by means of a hot-swappable module that can combine 8 Catalyst switches in a stack with 80 Gbps of stacking performance. Cisco Catalyst 2900 family switches also support NetFlow-Lite for application visibility and control. The Catalyst 2960-XR switch is capable of Layer 3 dynamic routing, providing the convenience of having one switch for Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing.

Catalyst 3650 and 3850 Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst 3650 Switch and 3850 Series Switches Consulting FirmCatalyst 3650 and Catalyst 3850 series switches are fixed, stackable access devices based on Cisco's IOS XE operating system and featuring full wireless network controller capability that allows you to converge wired and wireless infrastructure on a one platform managed by one operating system. Cisco offers versions with 24 or 48 1Gb Ethernet ports with PoE+, four 1-Gigabit or four 10-GB Ethernet uplink ports, and capacity for up to 9 switches in a FlexStack stack. All versions provide expandable QoS, stateful switchover for maximum uptime, support in software for IPv4 and IPv6 routing, multicast routing, and advanced security.

Since wireless traffic is visible at the Catalyst 3000 Series switch, it is possible to spot and prioritize wireless data by means of Cisco's Flexible NetFlow technology along with sophisticated Quality of Service capabilities for an improved user environment and faster problem mediation. Multigigabit Ethernet switching can handle the high-bandwidth defined by the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard using currently in-place cabling infrastructure. (For information about Progent's support for Cisco's 802.11ac Aironet wireless technology, and Meraki cloud-managed Wi-Fi APs, refer to Planning and Deployment Support for Cisco Wireless Products.)

The Cisco Catalyst 3650 offers stacking throughput as high as 160 Gbps and supports as many as 25 Wi-Fi APs and 1000 Wi-Fi users per switch. The Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series switch offers stacking bandwidth of 480 Gbps and can control as many as 50 wireless access points and 2000 Wi-Fi users per switch or stack. Catalyst 3850 SFP Fiber Switches have 12 or 24 1G fiber data ports at line rate on every port, offering long distance connectivity, advanced protection, and an identical wired/wireless user experience.

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E and Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches
Cisco's Catalyst 4500-E and and Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series switches are designed for campus access and distribution environments where physical space for infrastructure equipment is limited. Powered by Cisco's IOS XE control software, both the Catalyst 4500-E and Catalyst 4500-X product lines facilitate virtualization by supporting Cisco's EVN and Virtual Switching System (VSS) technologies. Virtualization allows you to segment a hardware network into multiple virtual networks (VNs) whose data planes and control planes are logically separate. This makes possible the high resource utilization, security and compliance, resilience, and ease of management needed for Cloud environments or other situations where a common resource pool must be shared by applications and services that need to operate in total privacy from each other. EVN simplifies the task of creating virtual networks and scales to 32 VNs for each switch. EVN utilizes features of Multi-VRF and provides new features such as VNET Tags and a simple technique for duplicating replicating routes connecting virtual networks. VSS makes it easy to configure Catalyst 4500-E and Catalyst 4500-X Series switches to create non-stop VNs with optimized traffic load balancing.

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches ConsultantsThe Supervisor Engine 8-E for the Catalyst 4500-E switch includes an integrated wireless network controller that works with Cisco's Unified Access technology for wired/wireless convergence. The Supervisor Engine 8-E is the first Catalyst supervisor engine to allow wired plus wireless services on a single platform based on IOS XE software. Technologies include Cisco's FNF technology for traffic analytics across both wired and Wi-Fi networks, TrustSec wired/wireless security, identical Quality of Service for wired and wireless clients, plus the expansion of NSF/SSO to include wireless traffic for enterprise-quality availability.

Offered in chassis that have from three to 10 slots, Cisco Catalyst 4500-E switches with Supervisor 8-E can handle up to 384 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports, 193 Gigabit Ethernet fiber fiber connections, 96 10-Gigabit Ethernet fiber connections, and eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports. The Catalyst 4500-E Supervisor Engine 8-E delivers up to 928 Gbps of wired capacity per system and up to 20 Gbps of wireless termination capacity. 50 wireless access points and 2000 Wi-Fi clients can be handled per chassis, and up to 250 wireless access points and 4000 clients are supported in a dual-switch installation without a separate wireless network controller.

Catalyst 4500-X Switches
Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches Planning and Support ServicesCatalyst 4500-X Series switches are fixed 10-Gigabit Ethernet aggregation platforms that can deliver as much as 800 Gbps of backplane switching performance per device. The Catalyst 4500-X switch supports up to 32 10GE ports on the baseboard and eight additional 10GE ports on the optional expansion module for a total of up to 40 non-blocking 10-Gigabit Ethernet connections. Eight 10GE uplink ports are available with a separate module. In addition to providing zero-downtime performance and easy manageability, Cisco's VSS technology on Catalyst 4500-X switches offers higher system performance of up to 1.6 Tbps by activating all possible capacity across redundant Catalyst 4500-X Series switches. Other advanced features include Cisco's FNF solution for capacity planning, TrustSec security, and wire-rate IPv6 forwarding.

Catalyst 6500 and Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Catalyst 6800 switches are enterprise campus backbone platforms that incorporate the field-proven technology of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 line of products, which first appeared over a dozen years ago and have been steadily enhanced ever since. Catalyst 6500 and Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series switches offer identical general features and operation, and the modular Catalyst 6807-XL accepts the Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and its family of line cards and modules. This backwards compatibility and commitment to ongoing improvement protects your information technology investment and allows you to update your network backbone with little service interruption or management team training.

Shared attributes of Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series modular switches that have Cisco's Supervisor Engine 2T include the Cisco ISE technology for simple, single-point management to put in place consistent policy throughout a distributed environment, Virtual Switching System capability for maximum uptime through multi-level switchover, and the Cisco Campus Locator/ID Separation Protocol to facilitate roaming and mobility and to simplify network virtualization and migration to IPv6. Other virtualization features to partition distinct client groups and support the unique security and QoS policy requirements of each group include L2/L3 VPN, full Multiprotocol Label Switching, EVN, VRF-aware applications for Network Address Translation NetFlow, IPv6 over IPv4 GRE Tunnel Protection, and Layer 2 geographic extensions with VPLS. For converged wired/wireless networking, the WiSM2 controller Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco Catalyst 6800 modular switches includes support for as many as 1000 APs and 15,000 wireless users.

Cisco Catalyst 6500-E Switches
Catalyst 6500 Family Switches ConsultantsThe Cisco Catalyst 6500-E family of modular switches are designed for aggregation and campus core environments that require world-class uptime and high concentrations of 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 Gigabit Ethernet fiber, and/or 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet access ports. Available versions come with three to 13 slots and work with a broad selection of interfaces. Integrated service modules enable wireless, traffic analysis, and security. Only E-Series versions of Cisco's extensive line of 6500 switches accept Cisco's Supervisor Engine 2T.

The entry-level Cisco Catalyst 6503-E switch has a 4 rack unit (4RU) chassis, holds 3 slots, and delivers 180 Gbps of switching performance per slot. The Cisco Catalyst 6503-E can support 97 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports, up to 99 1GE fiber connections, up to 34 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports, and up to 8 40GE access ports.

The top-of-the-line Catalyst 6513-E switch has a 19RU, 13-slot chassis and offers as much as 180 Gbps of throughput on each slot, with a total system capacity as high as 4 Tbps. A VSS configured system can deliver 8 Tbps of switching bandwidth. The Cisco Catalyst 6513-E Series switch supports up to 529 1 Gigabit Ethernet connections, up to 534 1GE fiber connections, up to 180 10GE ports, and 44 40-Gigabit Ethernet connections.

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches
Catalyst 6800 Series Switches Consulting FirmCatalyst 6800 Series switches are campus backbone platforms intended to deliver best-of-breed 10/40/100 GE support. The Cisco Catalyst 6880-X switch is a fixed-configuration, small form factor switch for Ethernet aggregation designed for small or medium-size enterprise campus cores. The 6880-X switch supports as much as 2 Tbps switching capacity and includes four slots for port cards. The top port concentration per chassis is 80 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections or 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports or up to 20 40-Gigabit Ethernet connections. Configured with VSS, a two-chassis system can deliver 4 Tbps switching capacity and handle as many as 158 10/100/1000 Ethernet access ports or 10GE connections or as many as 20 40GE connections.

The modular Catalyst 6807-XL switch has a 10-rack-unit form factor chassis with 7 expansion slots and accepts standard Supervisor Engine 2T line cards and modules. (Two slots are for the Supervisor Engine and five are for expansion modules.) The Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL switch can deliver as much as 880 Gbps of switching throughput per slot and a total of 11.4 Tbps of switching performance while supporting up to 240 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports or Gigabit Ethernet fiber connections, up to 80 10GE ports or 20 40GE ports. an 6807-XL system configured with Cisco's Virtual Switching System can support 22.8 Tbps of switching bandwidth, 480 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports or Gigabit Ethernet fiber ports, up to 160 10GE connections or 40 40GE ports.

How Progent Can Help You with Catalyst Switches
Progent offers the online or on-premises support services of CCIE-certified consultants who have broad backgrounds providing Catalyst switch technology solutions for small and medium sized organizations, branches, enterprises, data centers, Cloud networks, and service providers. Progent's skills include Cisco's Catalyst and Nexus lines of managed switches and Cisco's IOS, IOS-XR and NX-OS control software. Services available from Progent for Catalyst Series switches include proof-of-concept testing and validation, system analysis and monitoring, network architecture design, migrations and project management, network virtualization, wired/wireless convergence, network management, performance optimization, troubleshooting, business continuity preparedness, and network security and compliance testing and verification.

Progent's Cisco-certified consultants have broad knowledge of open standards as well as with proprietary Cisco technologies related to switching and routing such as Border Gateway Protocol, MPLS traffic engineering, Protocol Independent Multicast, VPNs, STP, virtual LANs, FabricPath, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), OTV, VRRP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), VSS, and Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP). Progent's network specialists also have experience with crucial technologies such as TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol (RIP), and Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP). Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified data security consultants can show you how to create a comprehensive security and compliance strategy and deploy Cisco Catalyst switches so they offer optimal enforcement to your network security posture.

If you need ultra high Ethernet density or extremely low latency switches for an enterprise-class data center, Progent can assist your organization to analyze, design, and carry out a transition to Cisco's Nexus switches. To learn about Progent's support services for Nexus switches, see Cisco Nexus Switch consulting services. Progent can also assist you to connect Catalyst data center switches with Meraki distribution switches. (See Cisco Meraki switch integration consultants.)

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