Cisco Systems is introducing an offering to replace its decade-old Catalyst 6500 switch to provide users with greater scale and performance as well as agility and programmable platform capability. The product lineup, which includes routers and performance extensions, is led by the new Catalyst 6800 backbone switching line. "Cisco has ... delivered a monster Catalyst," said Sentinel Technologies' Bill Carter. "This gives customers a core switch with 10G/40G/100G with the feature set required in the campus."

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