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Short Review: Cisco Catalyst 2960-S vs. 2960-X Series Switches

September 30 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X series debut at Cisco Partner Summit this year. Cisco announced that the Cisco 2960-X series is the greenest catalyst access switch, as well as the next generation of the world’s most widely deployed access switches.


These switches also provide Layer 3 routing capability, application-aware intelligence, and double the scale. They are the greenest Cisco Catalyst access switches ever. These switches are built to reduce total cost of ownership.

Compared with Cisco 2960-S series, what’s the New features of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches? Like the 2960-S Series, Catalyst 2960-X Series is line-rate no blocking switches with the following added features:

●Dual-core CPU at 600 MHz

●Cisco FlexStack-Plus stacking

       80 Gbps bandwidth

        8-member stack

●Dual-FRU power supply with integrated fan (2960-XR only)

●NetFlow-Lite on all downlink and uplink ports

●Switch Hibernation mode integrated with Cisco Energ yWise

●Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) downlink ports

●Signed Cisco IOS Software images

●Layer 3 features with IP Lite feature set (2960-XR only)

●24 port fan less model with 2 SFP and 210/100/1000BT uplinks

More Related Cisco Catalyst Switch Reviews:

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches Debut at Cisco Partner Summit

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and Catalyst 2960-XR Review

Cisco to Unveil New Catalyst Access Switch to Converge Wired&Wireless Networking

Cisco’s Greenest Catalyst Access Switch

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