Cisco upgrades campus networking offering


Cisco upgrades campus networking offering

Antony Savvas

Cisco has upgraded its campus switching offering to make sure bandwidth intensive productivity apps like video and IPTV are fully supported.

The upgrades are an extension to the supplier’s Cisco Service Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) framework, aimed at businesses and education establishments.

The new offering includes the Cisco Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Series Switches, an enterprise-class line of 10/100/1000 wiring closet switches with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks and full Power over Ethernet (PoE) configurations.

There are also the new Cisco Catalyst 3560 and Catalyst 2960 Compact Switches - small form-factor switches with Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet and PoE configurations, designed for meeting rooms, classrooms and other wiring and space-constrained environments.

Zeus Kerravala, an analyst at the Yankee Group, said, "Cisco has laid the groundwork for advanced services deployment for voice and video, easing migration to next-generation 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks and Power over Ethernet capabilities.

“These announcements will extend highly secure wired and wireless user access, while easing network and operations management for stretched IT administrators.”

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