The WS-C2960+48PST-L Cisco Catalyst 2960 Plus 48 Ports PoE Switch is designed for high-performance network connectivity. Some of the features that contribute to its high-performance include:
48 Gigabit Ethernet ports: The switch has 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports, providing ample connectivity for devices such as servers, workstations, and IP phones. This allows for high-speed data transfer and a large number of devices can connect to the switch.
Quality of Service (QoS): The switch includes advanced QoS features that allow you to prioritize different types of network traffic, ensuring that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need. This ensures that the network traffic is managed efficiently and does not cause any bottlenecks.
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): The switch supports LACP, which allows you to bundle multiple physical links together to form a single logical link, providing higher bandwidth and redundancy. This increases the availability and reliability of the network.
Energy-Efficient: The switch is designed to be energy-efficient, including features like Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and EnergyWise technology that can help reduce power consumption. This helps to lower the operating costs and increase the switch life.
Stackable: The switch is stackable, this means multiple switches can be connected together and managed as a single entity, providing scalability as network grows. This allows for easy network expansion and management.
All these features in this porduct Cisco Catalyst 2960 Plus 48 Ports PoE Switch contribute to its high-performance, making it a suitable choice for enterprise and service provider networks that require high-speed, reliable, and efficient network connectivity.
Resiliency and High Availability
The WS-C2960+48PST-L Cisco Catalyst 2960 Plus 48 Ports PoE Switch is a high-availability device, meaning it is designed to minimize downtime and ensure that network connections are always available. Some of the resiliency and high availability features built into this switch include:
Redundant Power Supplies: The switch can be configured with redundant power supplies, so that if one power supply fails, the other one will automatically take over to keep the switch running.
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): This allows multiple physical Ethernet links to be bundled together to form a single logical link, providing redundancy in case one of the physical links fails.
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP): This allows multiple switches to be configured as a group, with one switch designated as the active switch and the others as standby switches. In the event that the active switch fails, one of the standby switches will automatically take over to keep the network running.
Cisco FlexStack: This feature allows for stacking of multiple switches together, providing a single, logical switch with increased resiliency and redundancy.
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP): This is a network protocol that ensures a loop-free topology for any bridged Ethernet network. It allows for rapid convergence following a network change or failure, minimizing network downtime.
All these features are aimed at maximizing the availability and uptime of the network and minimize the disruption caused by failure or maintenance.
The WS-C2960+48PST-L Cisco Catalyst 2960 Plus 48 Ports PoE Switch is built with quality components to ensure its reliability and longevity. Some of the key components that contribute to the switch's quality include:
High-quality chipsets: The switch uses advanced chipsets that are designed to handle high-bandwidth data transfer, provide security, and support advanced features such as Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Quality of Service (QoS).
Durable and robust housing: The switch is encased in a durable, robust housing that is designed to protect the internal components from damage, dust, and other environmental factors.
Quality cooling systems: The switch is equipped with high-quality cooling systems that keep the internal components at optimal temperatures, which helps to prolong the life of the switch and prevent overheating.
Quality power supplies: The switch is equipped with high-quality power supplies that are designed to provide stable and consistent power to the switch, which helps to prevent power-related issues that could lead to downtime.
Quality fan systems: The switch is equipped with high-quality fan systems that help to dissipate heat and keep the internal components cool, which helps to prolong the life of the switch and prevent overheating.
All these quality components are intended to ensure that the switch can operate at its full capacity, providing the best performance and reliability, and at the same time have a long lifespan before needing replacement.