June 29, 2010

Catalyst 6500 and ASIC issues

Referral news can be found at http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/asic-issues-delaying-cisco-switch

Now keep in mind, I have not read the bulletin published by Rodman & Renshaw, LLC - nor can attest this is the fundamental reasons why the switches have been delayed. As for the lifespan of the Cat 6500 to be fully replaced by the Nexus 7000, remember that Cisco’s Supervisor Engines for Modular Switches have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years, that being said a new 720 Supervisor Engine was just released roughly 1 year and a half ago - you make the math now ;-)