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January 31, 2011  7:01 AM

New C series Catalyst switches from Cisco

Posted by: Raj Perumal
2960-C, 3560-C, C series, Catalyst, cisco switch

Hi folks! Time to introduce a new line of switches from Cisco, the C series! Cisco has released their 2960 and 3560 switches in a "C" version. This is their new compact line of switches. These switches are fanless and support POE pass-through.  Cisco describes these switches as switches you...

May 31, 2010  11:36 PM

Running longer network runs

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Catalyst, Cisco, fiber, switch

Hi folks! So here is a common issue. People trying to run longer network runs in their networks. What do you do when you have to go past 330 ft and ethernet isn't the answer? Well you use fiber of course! The question is what type of fiber? There are so many variants to choose from. Cisco has a...

April 30, 2010  10:33 PM

The Catalyst 2960-S

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Catalyst, Cisco 2960-S

Hi folks, another new switch is also available from Cisco. From the 2960 series, we now have the 2960-S! What's so great about this you might ask? Well the new series supports a feature called FlexStack! You can stack 2960 switches like you do with the higher end switches. It's not the same as...

April 30, 2010  10:25 PM

New switch line from Cisco

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Catalyst, Cisco, Cisco 3750-X

Hi folks! Great news from Cisco, the 3750-X and 3560-X are new switches with great new features. So what are the new features? Well the new switches support StackWise Plus and a new feature called StackPower. They also have redundant power supplies too! StackPower is really cool and you can read...

April 30, 2010  8:49 PM

StackPower from Cisco!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Catalyst, Cisco 3750-X, stackpower

Hi folks, so you heard me mention the new switches from Cisco. One of the new features I mentioned is called StackPower. What is this you might ask? Well essentially, you take a bunch of switches, stack them using the stackpower cables, and then all that power is pooled for use amongst all the...

October 31, 2009  9:00 PM

Is your data network ready for VoIP?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
call manager, Catalyst, Cisco, data, data network, engineers, IT, PBX, phones, POE, QOS, switches, switching, voice, voice network, VoIP

Hi folks! One of the greatest things about today's network is that it seems to be able to handle anything. It doesn't seem to matter what you want to do on your network, there is always a technology around the corner that can make it happen for you. Well one of the most common things happening...

July 31, 2009  8:32 PM

Aggregating links on Cisco switches

Posted by: Raj Perumal
aggregated links, Catalyst, Cisco, etherchannel, HP, ProCurve, switch, switches

Hello again folks! So you've just recently got your purchase approved for a brand new set of switches and you want to find a way to increase your throughput. What do you do? You aggregate links of course! Aggregating links is a common thing done on high end switches such as Cisco or HP switches...

June 30, 2009  1:41 PM

New offerings in the switch world from Cisco

Posted by: Raj Perumal
2960, Catalyst, Cisco, LAN Lite, POE, SMB

Hi folks! I have some great news from the Cisco front. Our friends at Cisco have decided to release a new version of their 2960 switches called "LAN Lite"! This is a new version of the Catalyst switch with slightly less features to bring the price point down for people who don't need everything...


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