Since the Cisco Catalyst 6500 is now the least expensive way to get enterprise-level gigabit switching, some environments may find it interesting that is highly modular and can easily upgrade to 10Gb capabilities. Both cheaper and faster than standalone stacking switches, Cisco Catalyst 6500 switches are built to last and offer built-in redundancy to protect your datacenter against potential downtime. As high-performance platforms, Cisco 6500 switches are feature-rich with end-to-end security features and advanced management capabilities and easy scalability. With 3, 6, 9 or 13 slot chassis options, Catalyst 6500 switches can be custom built to fit your datacenter’s needs.
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