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Through Force10, Dell Challenges Cisco with Networking Deal

August 2 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Dell Inc.’s deal on Wednesday to buy Force10 Networks will give the world's second-largest computer maker inroads into Cisco Systems Inc.’s turf -- networking.


Force10 is a data center networking company that makes Ethernet switchers and routers, and focuses on serving booming social media companies like Facebook and Zynga as well as giants like Google Inc.


With the acquisition of Force10 at an undisclosed price, Dell is creating a more serious competitor to Cisco, adding to the networking giant's troubles.


Cisco is already facing intense competition from smaller networking companies like Juniper Networks Inc., Check Point Software Technologies, F5 Networks Inc. and Riverbed Technology Inc.


Cisco's switching business has seen sales fall in recent quarters, and analysts have argued the company has stretched itself too thin by making several large acquisitions in the consumer market, causing it to lose focus of its core switching and routing businesses.


Force10, which generated about $50 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2011, has an edge over competitors.


Cisco, Juniper and Brocade Communications Systems Inc. all provide switching and routing technology, although very few like Force10 have the technological capability that creates the backbone of the major data centers, sources said.


The deal also means that Dell is no longer interested in buying networking equipment supplier Brocade, whose market capitalization is $2.8 billion, sources said. Dell was reported to be eyeing Brocade as well.


Over the past three years Dell has expanded its enterprise portfolio through acquisitions to include server and storage services.


In May, Dave Johnson, Dell's senior vice president of corporate strategy, told Reuters that it will continue to seek companies with valuations in the $1 billion to $5 billion range.


Dell was advised by Evercore Partners on the Force10 deal. The transaction was the first for technology investment banker Eric Mandl at his new firm. Tor Braham, head of technology M&A at Deutsche Bank, led the deal for Force10.



Force10's decision to sell to Dell is the latest in a string of private technology companies in the sector that are opting to sell rather than go public, as tech giants looking to build a broader suite of services swoop in with rich offers.


Force10 had filed its initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year.


But in 2011, the company started discussions with a few interested parties over a sale, one source said.


Other companies that have in recent months opted to sell rather than go public include Internet video conferencing service Skype, which sold to Microsoft Corp for $8.5 billion, and Web hosting company Go Daddy which sold itself to a private equity consortium led by KKR and Silver Lake this month for $2.25 billion.

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What’s New on Cisco Integrated Services Routers?

July 19 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

To serve small and medium-sized businesses better and meet higher networking requirement, Cisco new wireless-enabled integrated services routers give businesses greater power to deploy services "on demand" as business needs dictate-while reducing overall operating costs. These platforms enable delivery of high-definition collaboration at the branch office and provide secure transition to the next generation of cloud and virtualized network services.



What’s new on Cisco Integrated Services Routers in detail.


New Cisco Integrated Services Routers for Smaller Offices

The new Cisco 1800 series and Cisco 800 series integrated services router models intelligently deliver highly secure concurrent services, including secure IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN capabilities, offering small office customers a single, resilient system. These high-performance new routers take full advantage of their broadband connections while providing key features for small offices such as advanced security, remote management and backup WAN links.


These new Cisco integrated services routers will be included in Cisco SMB-Class and Enterprise Business Ready solutions. Cisco channel partners will have opportunities to introduce integrated-network solutions and services that are sized to meet customers' current and future needs. Service providers will see these new integrated services routers as ideal platforms for managed services to provide SMBs and enterprise small office customers with a variety of infrastructure and services options.


Integrating Wireless into the Platforms

The entire line of Cisco integrated services routers now supports built-in or modular wireless 802.11 LAN coverage with industry-leading security. The new Cisco fixed-configuration integrated services routers are available as wireless models. Wireless interface cards are available for the Cisco modular integrated services routers, the Cisco 1841, Cisco 2800 series and Cisco 3800 series. Integrating high performance wireless into the routers provides customers maximum business agility in an easy-to-set-up and deploy form factor.


"Cisco's new wireless integrated services routers provide our company with high degrees of mobility and flexibility," said Dan Campbell, chief information officer of Watt Commercial, one of the largest and most experienced real estate developers in the western United States. "With the ability to offer built-in security features to wireless coverage along with remote management services, these new routers can meet the needs of our ever-changing mobile workforce. This easy to deploy device eliminates the need to build or remove a cabled network infrastructure each time we set up or tear down one of our over 30 remote offices. At the same time, the ability to effortlessly add a new wireless Cisco integrated services router to the network can easily support unplanned staff additions."


Securing the Network from Within

The Cisco integrated services routers are also part of the Cisco Self-Defending Network security strategy and offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of embedded network-security services. Cisco integrated service routers are able to deliver adaptive threat defense with advances in application security, anti-x protection, and network containment and control. This provides customers with a single, resilient platform to rapidly deploy highly secure networked business applications.


The new fixed-configuration Cisco 1800 and Cisco 800 integrated services routers ship with embedded virtual private network (VPN) encryption and acceleration hardware supporting IPSec AES and 3DES encryption. Cisco IOS ® security is designed to protect the complete Cisco router portfolio for pervasive security throughout the network, including stateful firewall, inline intrusion prevention, Network Admission Control (NAC) and URL filtering and support for MPLS based VPNs or VPNs utilizing IPSec AES and 3DES high speed encryption. Cisco Security Device Manager (SDM) version 2.1 supports all models of Cisco routers from the Cisco new 800 series to the Cisco 7301, providing customers an easy-to-use, web based interface for secure set up and management of router features including wide area networking (WAN), local area networking (LAN), security and WLAN.


Advancing Data and Bandwidth Management Services

Cisco is also introducing additional services which increase data and content management on the integrated services routers. New 16-, 24- and 48-port EtherSwitch modules include Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities for the Cisco 2800 and 3800 series integrated services routers to provide higher densities. Cisco Serial and Asynchronous High-Speed WAN Interface Cards provide flexible connections to legacy protocols or for WAN aggregation.


In addition, there are enhanced Network Analysis Module (NAM) features, bandwidth estimation in Cisco IOS 12.4 for user-defined quality of service (QoS), and updates to the Application & Content Networking System (ACNS) 5.3 that help manage traffic and optimize WAN bandwidth. Device management and enhanced caching help increase functionality, dramatically speed application deployment, and reduce operating costs and complexity, so customers can realize a faster return on investment.


More Notes

Features of Cisco Integrated Services Router and Cisco ISR G2


Cisco ISR

Cisco ISR G2

WAN Performance

Up to 45 Mbps with services

Up to 350 Mbps with services

Network Processor


Multicore with future expandability


Module Performance and Capacity


1X and 160GB storage

Up to 7X with dual core and 1TB storage Up to 7X with dual core and 1TB storage

Onboard DSPs

Voice only

Voice and video-ready DSPs

Switch Modules

Fast Ethernet with Power over Ethernet (PoE); based on Catalyst 3750

Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet with POE+ Based on Catalyst 3560E/2950

IOS Image

Multiple images

Single universal IOS image

Services Delivery


Services on demand


Single motherboard

Field-upgradeable motherboard

Energy Efficiency


EnergyWise with slot based controls
Real-time power reporting



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Cisco Expands Wi-Fi Coverage for Fans in the Sports Stadium and Entertainment Venues

July 11 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Cisco announced its Connected Stadium Wi-Fi initiative which includes an enhanced access point, improved antennas and services to further its leadership in networking and telecommunications.


Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi provides high-capacity; blanket Wi-Fi coverage on a converged and customizable network for all persons in attendance at the event, including employees, back office and press operations. It is generally available in stadiums, arenas and other congested environments. Fans are demanding a new set of services and with this access to Wi-Fi you'll be able to see app providers and physical service providers deliver a new experience in live venues. Other uses of the technology include the ability for fans to watch video highlights, view stadium information and allows operators and venue owners the use of advertising on the network for additional revenue.


Core to the solution is Cisco’s first purpose-built access point, the Aironet 3500p, an evolution of the Aironet 3500 that was announced last year, and designed to meet the performance and aesthetic needs of high-density environments. This new access point optimizes performance through a high-density directional antenna and special configuration that allows precise focus of the wireless airwaves into a concentrated area. Each venue is different, and Cisco said that each system of access points will need to be tailored depending on the size and structure of the venue. Cisco retails each access point at $1,500 and said that a stadium which seats 50,000 fans would need around 350 access points for full coverage.


With the increase of fans using smartphones and tablets to share daily info, experience and work, the Wi-Fi Coverage in the Sports Stadium and Entertainment Venues is expanded, which is benefiting people who like to work or share things in public, such as Starbucks, bars, clubs, sports stadiums. And now Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi is delivering rich and interactive experiences pervasively to fans anytime, anywhere.


Notes: More details of Cisco Aironet 3500 Series you can see Cisco’s official website.

Meanwhile, there are also some other popular Cisco wireless products for enterprise, business such as 1520 Mesh Access Point, Cisco 1410 Series Bridge, 1310 Access Point Bridge, 1250 Series Access Point, 1240 Series Access Point, 1140 Series Access Point, etc. 

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A New Wireless Network Era, Why Choose Cisco?

July 6 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

For an enterprise, to build a safe and effective wireless network is a vital issue. And how to build a satisfying wireless network, only a type of wireless routing is enough? Does enterprise finish its work through a wireless network? Of course, with a reliable wireless solution, business can realize what they want from wireless network. Definitely, Cisco Wireless solution is the best choice for small, medium and large offices, for it offered all kinds of wireless solutions for a great number of companies.



A Strategic Partner for Business Mobility

Delivering effective and secure mobility solutions requires leadership in a wide variety of technologies. Cisco is the leader not only in IP networking, but also in enterprise voice through a comprehensive unified-communications system, in wireless LAN solutions, and in comprehensive network and device security.

Cisco Motion, based on the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, is the innovative, practical approach Cisco offers for business mobility.

What Cisco Motion can achieve:

Unifies disparate networks

Addresses the growth in client devices

Facilitates collaboration

Integrates with mobility applications

Cisco Motion helps empower IT to meet and exceed business mobility expectations.


Strategic Assistance

Cisco Motion ensures smooth, fast business operations by providing a common end-user experience over a wide range of devices. But Cisco expertise and services extend well beyond this benefit, offering mobility architecture design, solution testing and validation, deployment, and financial options.


Integrated Approach

The network serves as a platform to integrate with your business processes through an open API with Cisco Motion. This approach helps ensure that mobility solutions work smoothly, for a lower total cost of ownership, with simpler deployment and improved data integrity and compliance.


Complementary System of Partners

Cisco supports a broad range of mobility applications by collaborating with an industry-leading system of technology, application, services, and integration partners. Experienced Cisco Gold Certified Partners, certified in all Cisco mobile technologies, work as an integral part of your IT team in deploying solutions that help meet your business goals.


Investment Protection

As end-user devices evolve, Cisco Motion helps you adopt and manage new devices as you need them while protecting your infrastructure investment.


Cisco faces some difficulties and problems in consumer market recently, but it is also the best

Leader and designer in network solution and networking equipment supply. Selecting Cisco as your partner will benefit you in many aspects like network safety, effective networking environment. Cisco, why not if you need it.

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Cisco’s Cius Tablet is Coming

July 4 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Cisco Systems’ new Android-based Cius media tablet featuring enterprise-class security capabilities will go on sale July 31 at a street price of $750, according to Cisco’s announcement. The Cius seemed interesting enough when it has been first reported since one year ago. For Cisco Cius, it’s good to avoid going headlong against Apple's iPad in the consumer space.


"There is room out there for tablet vendors who can crack the enterprise space in niche areas that might actually prove both sizable and profitable," Hilwa (director of applications development software at IDC) said. "This requires a special enterprise sales capability and likely a vertically focused strategy that homes in on the value proposition of the device for the requirements of a specific industry scenario."


Referring to Cisco’s official elaboration as follows, we can get a general impression of Cisco Cius.



An ultra-portable, mobile collaboration enterprise tablet that offers access to essential business applications and technologies.



Preparing for a New Way of Working

Extends the power of participation to everyone, liberating users from the confines of geographic and organizational boundaries.

Delivers the enterprise-class mobility, security, and manageability required by IT organizations.

Fosters a new way of working with a new class of collaborative applications created by Cisco and our partners.


The First Collaborative Tablet Built for Business

Communicate with Cisco Unified Communications, the market's number-one enterprise telephony solution

View your contacts and their availability with presence, then click to use instant messaging (IM) or video chat with Cisco Jabber messaging.

Conference with Cisco WebEx meeting applications, the industry's leading on-demand collaboration tool.

Join video calls on any Cisco video endpoint, including Cisco TelePresence Systems and Cisco TelePresence EX Series endpoints.

Exchange ideas within virtual teams using Cisco Quad enterprise social software.

Share ideas and expertise with the Cisco Show and Share social video system.


Almost Anyone Can Benefit from Cisco Cius

Cisco Cius tablet delivers the same rich computing, communications, and collaboration experience in the office, around campus, and off-campus, so it can improve the productivity of virtually any worker.


With comprehensive collaborative capabilities, busy executives - whether they are in or out of the office - can make audio or video calls; create, edit, and share video; attend telepresence sessions; conference; IM; and send email messages.


With constant connectivity and real-time HD video, sales representatives can be responsive to customers and give impromptu presentations to prospects everywhere.

With transparent mobility and virtual computing, knowledge workers (based on their roles and preferences) can stop lugging around heavy laptops, and still be able to compute, communicate, and collaborate in conference rooms, corridors, and cafeterias.


With rich video collaboration, office-based administrative assistants can make communications more personal and more effective with the people they support.


With the ability to send and receive data and video anywhere, case workers can enter information when mobile, interact with colleagues all the time, and never have to return to their desks to access, update, or send files.


The Cisco Cius runs on Google's Android 2.2 and Intel's low-power Atom Z650 processor, spokesperson Molly Ford wrote in an e-mail. "The Intel Atom Z650 processor has strong video capabilities, including the ability to enable multi-point videoconferencing in specific use cases," Ford wrote. "The Atom Z650 processor can also decode video at a 1080p resolution and encode at a 720p resolution."


Why Cisco/Cisco Cius

Cisco Cius is part of a complete solution, which includes the:

Cisco Cius tablet

Cisco Developer Network Marketplace for services and solutions

Cisco AppHQ storefront for secure, business applications from Cisco and third-party Android developers

Optional Cisco AppHQ Manager for additional software application management, which includes the ability to create a company-controlled applications center hosted by Cisco.


NOTES: If you need know more info and details of Cisco Cius, you can visit Cisco Cius: Compute, Communicate, and Collaborate with Confidence Everywhere at Cisco official site.


More related: Cisco is renowned for its network equipment (such as Cisco routers and Cisco switch, firewall security, etc. for small to large business) and networking solution. And more Cisco leading supplier  

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What Brings to Cisco While Internet Traffic to Quadruple by 2015

June 29 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

According to networking giant Cisco Systems, the amount of Internet traffic worldwide will quadruple by 2015, driven by the explosion in the number of connected devices and connected people, the amount of video and faster broadband speeds. By 2015, network traffic will have quadrupled to 966 exabytes per year as a content hungry populace gains access to cyberspace on more than 15 billion network connected devices that, ironically enough, will outnumber people 2 to 1.


The projected increase of Internet traffic between 2014 and 2015 alone is 200 exabytes, which is greater than the total amount of Internet Protocol traffic generated globally in 2010. On the verge of reaching 1 zettabyte, which is equal to a sextillion bytes, or a trillion gigabytes by 2015, global IP traffic growth is driven by four primary factors, according to Cisco.


The proliferation of tablets, mobile phones, connected appliances and other smart machines is driving up the demand for connectivity, it said.


"The explosive growth in Internet data traffic, especially video, creates an opportunity in the years ahead for optimizing and monetizing visual, virtual and mobile Internet experiences. As architect of the next-generation Internet, Cisco stands ready to help our customers not only accommodate this rapid expansion of Internet activity through the evolution of their networks but also help them thrive as a result of it," said Suraj Shetty, vice president of worldwide service provider marketing, Cisco.


While not addressed in Cisco's report, the numbers are further cause for concern for arbitrary data caps with overage fees. According to Cisco, the average fixed broadband speed in 2015 will reach 28Mbps, up from 7Mbps in 2010.


Service providers also will have to deal with the blurring of the line between fixed and mobile traffic, as consumers increasingly expect to have the same experience on their mobile devices as they do on their PCs or connected televisions.


The same warnings are there for networking vendors, including Cisco, Webster said. They need to build technology that not only increases capacity and scalability, but also is more intelligent.


By projecting accelerated internet adoption, Cisco is implying associated growth in many other fields. How many industries are required to fuel telecommunications growth and how many are in turn impacted by it? It’s quite possible that Cisco VNI isn’t a vision for the future of internet traffic, but a vision of technology as a whole. If something as central as online activity is going to grow exponentially, then maybe the entirety of science and technology will come along for the ride.


More about Cisco and Cisco related…



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Tragedy or Comedy, When Cisco Faces Juniper

June 24 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Today, for business, satisfying and attracting customers is indispensable. That’s because customer requires better service and multifunctional products. Yet to meet customer’s need poses challenges. And the competition between counterparts is fierce. Because my work is related to Cisco, so I’d like to take Cisco as an example to analyze Cisco and its competitor Juniper.





Cisco was founded in 1984 and quickly became dominant. In its acquisitions, it focused on integrating marketing functions, not integrating the technology that it acquired. Cisco’s approach is based on multiple hardware boxes. Each hardware box runs proprietary software, and a different chip. For customers that has created huge complexity.



Juniper founded in 1996, the first serious challenge to Cisco. Jim Duffy notes in Network World that with the growing importance of the Internet, venture capitalists and unhappy Cisco customers invested a start-up in order to build a better mousetrap, specifically for service providers. Juniper’s first year was nurtured with early investments from the AT&T, Ericsson, Lucent, Nortel, Siemens/New bridge Networks, 3Com and UUNET. IBM agreed to develop custom chips for Juniper’s Internet routers.


Network Router Showdown: Cisco vs. Juniper

By TechNewsWorld.com

Cisco does have competitors, especially in sectors that crave speed. For example, when service providers like MCI/WorldCom, Sprint or AT&T update their infrastructure, they increasingly are choosing to buy from Cisco rival Juniper Networks (Nasdaq: JNPR). In fact, Liscom said, 23 of the 25 major service providers now use Juniper routers.


Juniper routers increasingly are being used in the infrastructures of governments' and financial institutions' intranets. According to her, Juniper boxes are purpose-built to handle new services, such as VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) that are tunneled over existing IP networks.


By Tutorialsweb.com

Operationally, both Cisco and Juniper routers are based on different hardware and software concepts. Cisco routers use Cisco IOS and Juniper routers use JUNOS.


Applications wise, both Cisco and Juniper cater to similar market segments. However, both have some advantages in certain areas compared to the other. Cisco, being the first to enter the market, has better market penetration. One of the strong areas of Cisco is the low-end router market including remote-office, and branch-office connectivity solutions. Both Cisco and Juniper provide high-end router solutions that offer gigabit transfers and advanced security routing solutions.


Cisco vs. Juniper, Tragedy or Comedy

From the analysis above we know that in fact both Cisco and Juniper have its own advantages in the market. The research and targeted consumer are little different, they share different markets. No winner, just comedy.


Notes: Cisco is famous for designing and manufacturingCisco routers, Cisco switch, and firewall security for enterprises, offering professional and best networking solutions for network users. More about Cisco and Cisco network equipment you can go to Cisco.com.


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Routers, To See Different Types of Routers

June 20 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

There are several types of routers you may hear of: wired router, wireless router.



More detailed classification: Internal router (IR): All interfaces belong to the same area; Area Border router (ABR): Interfaces to multiple areas; Backbone router (BR): Interfaces to backbone; Autonomous system boundary router (ASBR): Exchange routing info with other autonomous systems; Designated router (DR): Generates link-state info about the subnet; Backup designated router (BDR): Becomes DR if DR fails.


If you use computers in your home or office, it is likely that your computer is connected with other computers through some type of router. Like a police officer directing traffic at an interchange, a router will direct or route information, data and files to the locations they need to go. Generally, Routers that we used can either be wired or wireless. 


A wired router will generally connect to your computer and computers or hardware through an Ethernet cable.  This happens with the use of output ports. And the only input port provided on a router will be used for the Internet. 


A wireless router may allow access from several computers through wired Ethernet cables and through wireless connections.  You will know the router you are using is wireless if it comes with an antenna.  The antenna will provide the router with a specific range that allows other computers in the area with wireless capabilities to access the router, provided they have password access.


Two Typical Routers We Usually Used


Commercial Router

If you have ever been to a coffee shop or hotel that offers Wi-Fi access, chances are they are using a commercial-grade router.  These routers are much more powerful than what you would purchase at your local electronics or computer store.  The best commercial routers will be able to provide access to the Internet, files and printing, for example, with little problem.  Commercial routers may also be used by businesses, hospitals or in a university setting as part of a wide area network or WAN. (Cisco is a leading router manufacturer to aim to provide router and networking solution to small, medium and large enterprises) This is a network that allows computers to connect to each other even if they are in another building across town.  The commercial-grade router will be used to connect with the wide area network (WAN) on one side and a smaller network called a local area network (LAN) on the other. The local area network may consist of one large office within a building. In that case, you could have multiple LANs connecting to the WAN through one or multiple routers.


Consumer Routers

If you are looking for a router for your home or small business, you likely can find what you need at your local electronics store. Generally you will want a router that serves as a wireless access point (WAP). It should also be a network switch. The wireless access point (WAP) basically provides the wireless access that everyone wants. That wireless access can be both to the Internet and to other computers in the home or office. Routers that come with a network switch tend to be faster and provide more evenly distributed bandwidth to each port. Consumer routers will come in a variety of price ranges and strengths. Some of the lower priced consumer routers will not have a very strong firewall. (Cisco Linksys E-series routers, powerful home routers, are welcomed by a lot of Cisco fans, more info of Cisco’ home product store you can visit Cisco’s official site: cisco.com).



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Identifying What is Router, Switch and Hub

June 17 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Internet colors and changes the world by broadening our horizon and connecting people around the world together.


Referring to network, some networking devices and equipments you must know. These are router switch and hub, which are all computer networking devices that let you connect one or more computers to other computers, net to other nets. Each has two or more connectors called ports into which you plug in the cables to make the connection.


How are data transfer and the implementation of networking protocols made possible in this powerful network? It is made possible because of networking devices that regulate data traffic over the whole network, providing connectivity and control. It is made possible because of networking devices that regulate data traffic over the whole network, providing connectivity and control. The network design is based on the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model.


After getting the general knowledge of router, switch and hub, you may are confused with these three devices. If they are all networking equiments that act as mediators at various levels of this networking model. What is the difference among them? Let’s do that and check it out.


The first is router, which connect two or more computing networks together. It is a highly intelligent device with embedded software that are used to control the flow of data packets across diverse networks, and charged with the responsibility of controlling the inter network data traffic.


A switch is charged with the job of connecting smaller segments of a single network into a connected whole. They are extensively used in Ethernet local area networks.


The last one, hub, connecting various Ethernet devices to integrate them into a whole network segment. It is one of the most basic hardware devices that connect two or more Ethernet terminals in a network.


More features of router, switch and hub

Router: Functional on the network layer of the OSI model, and it is also known as level 3. They integrate logical subnet together and their operation is made possible by inbuilt operating systems. They are designed to calculate the best possible path for transmission of data packets between networks. The basis for routing of data through a router is the use of Internet protocol addresses.


Switch is functional on the layer 2 of the OSI model. This layer is often referred to as the data link layer. Network switches transfer data across a network segment using MAC addresses for reference.


A hub operates only at layer 1 level of OSI model, which is the physical layer. Integrating Ethernet terminals together is its only function and it is a passive device used for data transfer.


Among these three networking devices, hub is gradually less used, and the most popular today is router. How much you get from this analysis?


If you need a router or switch, the following table of comparison between router and switch make you clearer.





More expensive than hubs or switches

Costlier than hubs


Cisco, Juniper Networks, Belkin, Extreme Networks, Huawei, Netgear

Cisco, Sun Systems, Oracle, Belkin, Linksys, and Net Gear, Huawei


Routers connect two or more logical subnets, which do not necessarily map 1-1 to the physical interfaces of the router.

Network switches inspect data packets as they are received, determining the source and destination device of that packet, and forwarding it appropriately


A router is a piece of hardware tailored to the tasks of routing and forwarding information. Routers generally contain a specialized operating system, RAM, NVRAM, flash memory, and one or more processors, as well as two or more network interfaces.

A way of routing electricity and data flow patterns through circuits based on binary decisions

Technical Specifications:

Routers operate at Layer 3 (Network) of the OSI model.

Network switches operate at layer two (Data Link Layer) of the OSI model.

Rate of Collision:


Switch having a connection that can carry both transmitted and received signals at the same time that we know this as a full-duplex communications. This will reduce or minimizes the possibility of collisions.

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Less or More? Cisco Restructures Its Consumer Market

June 16 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

It’s not a secret for all that Cisco is restructuring its consumer market, including giving up flip video camera business, bracing for its biggest layoffs, refocusing on Cisco’s core networking, integratng Cisco umi into the company's Business TelePresence product line, assessing core video technology integration of Cisco's Eos media solutions business….



Also Cisco claimed that it would exit aspects of its consumer businesses and realign the remaining consumer business to support four of its five key company priorities – core routing, switching and services; collaboration; architectures; and video. As to this innovative and constructive programs, John Chambers, Cisco chairman and CEO, explains that Cisco‘s key, targeted moves in support of its network-centric platform strategy will help Cisco and its service provider customers optimize and expand their offerings for consumers, and help ensure the network's ability to deliver on those offerings.


Well, more benefits or more disadvantages Cisco refocus on its core technology, which means that it will provide better networking solutions and services for its target enterprises, have more potential partners to realize its projects. Just like losing weight, Cisco is cut down its consumer business that seems not bring better profits and improve its core technology. So for this aspect, it’s not bad news for Cisco and enterprise. And for personal consumer, although it cannot enjoy the further surprise by upgrading flip video camera, they also can get more advantages from networking innovation.


Who will benefit more or more disbennifit? Less or more? It depends on whether those restructuring measures become effective or bring practical effects? Let’s looking forward to it!


About Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide networking leader that design and manufacture network equipment, provide networking solutions and services for home and enterprise. Its main products like Cisco router, Cisco switch, Cisco firewall security, etc. solve a lot of enterprises’ networking issues. 

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