Switching

Switching

Over the last two decades switching evolved significantly to cater to the demands of modern business needs such as connect anyone, anywhere, anytime, any device, reliably and Securely.

A switched LAN provides:

  • More flexibility
  • Better traffic management
  • While enabling flexibility for Quality of Service, security, wireless, IP telephony and mobility services

  • Currently there are variety of switches available for businesses. It is important to choose and deploy right configuration and form factor switches to meet your business needs in terms of business operations, flexibility, scalability and cost. We analyze your specific business needs and budget and recommend appropriate switching platforms and deploy them.

    Switching devices comes in these below form factors:

    Fixed configuration: Switches that come with predefined feature and capabilities that are are fixed for that configuration with little or no scope to expand. There are typically several predefined configuration switches that cater to variety of business needs.          

    Modular configuration: This configuration of switches offers flexibility to configure the switch and scale up or down or modify with several options available on various types of line cards and supervisors.

    Stackable configuration: Fixed switches connected by special cable, effectively operate as a one large switch.

    A typical campus wired Lan is configured in a hierarchical way to make the network modular groups of layers. Modularity in network design allows you to create design elements that can be replicated throughout the network. Replication allows networks scale easily.

    Following layers are used to design LAN switching in a hierarchical way.

    Access Switching: User and end points are directly connected to network

    Distribution Switching: Aggregates traffic from all Access layer switches and feeds to next higher layer called Core

    Core Switching: Provides connectivity for Distribution layers

     

    Cisco delivers a comprehensive portfolio of switching solutions for Enterprise Networks, data centers, and smaller businesses. These solutions are optimized for a wide range of industries, including service providers, financial services, and the public sector.

  • Blade Switches
  • Campus LAN Switches - Core and Distribution
  • Campus LAN Switches - Digital Building
  • Data Center Switches
  • Energy and Asset Management
  • Industrial Ethernet Switches
  • InfiniBand Switches
  • LAN Network Management
  • LAN Switches - Small Business
  • Service Provider Switches - Aggregation
  • Service Provider Switches - Ethernet Access
  • Virtual Networking
  • WAN Switches
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    Enterprise switches:

    Enterprise switches are typically found in networks with larger number of switches and connections, where centralized management is a significant savings in administrative time and effort. A stackable switch is a version of enterprise-managed switch.

    Why we choose cisco switches

  • Automate access to network with high security
  • Cisco Software-Defined Access Provide access to any application in minutes, without compromising on security. SD-Access delivers business agility and scale by automating one policy across the entire access network, acting as a single fabric.
  • Catalyst Multigigabit Switching Technology with latest 802.11ac wave 2 with more speed over installed Category 5e and 6 cables. Use it to support better user experiences.
  • Lan Access Switches
    Adapt your network to meet evolving business requirements and optimize new application deployments with Cisco access switches. Cisco Catalyst access switches bring wired and wireless together to more easily deploy mobility, strengthen security, and simplify your network. They'll help you increase scale, improve reliability, and create greater efficiency.

    Main types of Access Switches

    Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches:
    Simplicity without compromise
    Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series switches extend the power of intent-based networking and Catalyst 9000 hardware and software innovation to a broader set of deployments. With its family pedigree, the Catalyst 9200 Series delivers the best-of-breed features. It's highly secure and always on, and it provides IT simplicity, resulting in a great experience every time


    Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

    Fast access Fast aggregation
    The Catalyst 9300 Series is the next generation of the industry's most widely deployed stackable switching platform, and it was recently recognized as CRN's 2017 Overall Network Product of the Year. Built for security, IoT, and the cloud, these network switches form the foundation for Cisco's Software-Defined Access, our leading enterprise architecture.

    Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches
    Converge wired and wireless​​
    The Catalyst 9400 Series is the next generation of the industry's most widely deployed enterprise switching platform, and it was recently recognized as CRN's 2017 Overall Network Product of the Year. These modular access switches are built for security, Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud. They deliver state-of-the-art high availability, support up to 9 Tbps, and form one of the building blocks for SD-Access, Cisco's leading enterprise architecture.


    Core and Distribution Swtches                    
    Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches
    High-density advanced services in a compact form factor
    The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series is the first 100/40-Gbps switch purpose built for the enterprise campus. It was recently recognized as CRN's 2017 Overall Network Product of the Year. Designed for security, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud, Catalyst 9500 fixed-core switches are high-density building blocks for a next-generation, intent-based network.

    Why upgrade to Catalyst 9k switches

    • Fast: Catalyst 9k Series switches are twice as fast and have twice the capacity of traditional switches.
    • Secure: Integrated security reduces your attack surface and helps you detect and stop threats.
    Centralized management: SD-Access and WebUI help close IT skills gaps created by cloud, virtualization, and automation technologies.

     

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