Core Switches - Cisco
The BCNET and Cisco contract offers competitive pricing on Cisco Catalyst Series Switches for higher education members.
BCNET signed a three-year contract with Cisco in February, 2015, which has an optional two-year contract extension. The goal of the core switch contract is to help standardize the brands and models within higher education, streamline procurement processes, and reduce the wait times to acquire hardware.
Members can purchase from a wide selection of Cisco® Catalyst® Series Switches. These products provide a state-of-the-art solution that will fit into the campus environment, regardless of the institution's size or geographical location.
The Cisco® Catalyst® 4500-X Series Switch is a fixed aggregation switch that delivers best-in-class scalability, simplified network virtualization, and integrated network services for space-constrained environments in campus networks.
The Cisco® Catalyst® 6880-X Series Switch is an extensible fixed aggregation switch that delivers a best-in-class Cisco Catalyst 6500 feature set in a small form factor. This premier aggregation platform offers best-in-class scalability and flexibility with the premier Cisco Catalyst 6500 feature sets.
Cisco is introducing the Cisco® Catalyst® 6807-XL Modular Switch for the next-generation campus. The Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Modular Switch is built on the rich DNA of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and provides high levels of scalability and performance.
The Cisco Nexus® 7000 Series Switches are the foundation of the Cisco® Unified Fabric solution. Designed to meet the requirements of mission-critical data centers, these switches deliver exceptional availability, outstanding scalability, and the proven and comprehensive Cisco NX-OS Software data center switching feature set.