Hello all, Cisco comes out with products almost continually it seems. They are big company with an even bigger base of users and companies to service. The landscape of the networking field doesn’t change like some of the other facets of IT does but it does move along a good pace. Cisco recently, and I mean a few months ago, announced a new line of switches for the SMB market space.
The switches aren’t on sale yet so price is a bit of mystery but the feature set and marketing material is up on their website already. According to the site the “C” in the model name means compact. As for the features the site says “provide all the capabilities and benefits of the enterprise-class Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 3560-X Series Switches, including enhanced limited lifetime warranty.” For such a small size the feature set is pretty extensive. Now if the price is truly SMB then these little switches could be useful beyond the 5 person office.
Cisco 2960-C and 3560-C Series Swtiches: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11527/Products_Sub_Category_Home.html
Until next time,