One of our prospects (a mobile virtual network enabler) sent us a big request for a replacement for their own network infrastructure. Our customer was looking to replace their current hardware environment with 2 x Cisco Catalyst 3850 switches 48 ports and 6 x Cisco Catalyst 2960 switches 24 ports over Cisco Ethernet and Cisco 2951 routers. They were looking for a competent hardware supplier who has the Cisco knowledge, the fast delivery and the best prices.
“Luckily Infradax could deliver the Cisco Catalyst 3850 switches, the Cisco Catalyst 2960 switches, Cisco Ethernet and Cisco routers within a few days and we paid a good price for them. With Infradax’s trade-in service we got a good deal on our outdated equipment as well.”
Are the Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches interesting for you as well?
The Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series switches are the next generation of enterprise-class stackable access-layer switches and deliver synergy between wired and wireless over one single platform.
The switches provide accessibility with the improved 480-Gbps stacking and Cisco StackPower. The switch has a built in wired and wireless security and application visibility. The Cisco Catalyst also supports IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus, UPOE, modular and replaceable network modules, power supplies and redundancy.
The Cisco Catalyst 3850 generates and optimizes productivity by enabling applications such as video, wireless which enhances an unlimited network usability.
The Cisco Catalyst 3850 switch can be used as a wired switch as well as a converged wired wireless switch.
The Cisco Catalyst 3850 switch is innovative in terms of both features and usability. Table 1 shows a comparison with the Cisco Catalyst 3750-X.
Table 1. Comparison of the Cisco Catalyst 3750-X and 3850 Switches.
|Features ||Cisco Catalyst 3750-X||Cisco Catalyst 3850|
|Stacking bandwidth||64 Gbps||480 Gbps**|
|Cisco IOS® Software wireless controller||No||Yes|
|Queues per port||4||8|
|Quality-of-service (QoS) model||MLS||MQC|
|Uplinks****||4 x 1GE|
2 x 10GE NM
4 x 1 GE or 2 x 10GE SM
|4 x 1GE|
2 x 1/10GE
4 x 1/10GE*
8 x 10GE***
2 x 40GE***
|Downlinks||24 or 48 RJ45 interfaces|
12 or 24 SFP receptacles
|24 or 48 RJ45 interfaces|
12 or 24 SFP receptacles
12, 24, or 24 SFP+ receptacles
|Flexible NetFlow support||Yes (C3KX-SM-10G required)||Yes|
|Multicore CPU for hosted services||No||Yes|
|Flash size||64 Mb||2 Gb|
|Operating system||Cisco IOS Software||Cisco IOS XE Software|
*Available only for the 48-port RJ45 models and for the 12-port (or higher) 10 Gigabit capable models
**StackWise-480 and StackPower not supported on the 48-port 10G SFP+ switch
*** Supported on the 24-port and 48-port Multigigabit Switch and also on the 24-port 10G SFP+ switch
****Optional uplink modules are not supported on the 48-port 10G SFP+ switch