As Cisco's premier intelligent multilayer modular switch, the Catalyst 6500 Series delivers secure, converged services from the wiring closet to the core, from the datacenter, to the WAN edge. From 48 to 576 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet ports, to high throughput hundreds of million packets per second (Mpps) network cores supporting multiple gigabit and 10Gigabit per second trunks, the Catalyst 6500 Series provides the scalable intelligent multilayer switching performance for both enterprise and service-provider networks.
The Catalyst 6500 Series optimizes IT infrastructure utilization and maximizes return on investment by leveraging a forward-thinking architecture that supports an unparalleled range of services including data and voice integration, and LAN/WAN/MAN convergence with these additional benefits:
- Maximum network uptime for higher user productivity and business resiliency
- Comprehensive network security using proven multigigabit Cisco technology
- Investment Protection and Long product lifecycle supporting multiple generations of interfaces and packet forwarding engines
- Operational consistency allowing customers to standardize on a single platform that addresses all network deployment requirements
- Unparalleled services integration supporting the application-aware convergence of voice, video, data on to a single highly manageable platform