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DEFINITION: Also see repeater, hub, bridge, gateway, and router.In a telecommunications network, a switch is a device that channels incoming data from any of multiple input ports to the specific output port that will take the data toward its intended destination. In the traditional circuit-switched telephone network, one or more switches are used to set up a dedicated though temporary connection or circuit for  … 
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Unsung Heroes - How Routing & Switching Keep the Business Going
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Routers and switches are the building blocks for all business communications from data to voice and video to wireless access.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Airports Use Network Virtualization to Consolidate and Scale Operations
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch with Supervisor Engine 720-3BXL enabled Unique at Zurich Airport to successfully implement network virtualization using MPLS VPN technology.
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Router Essentials
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Build a basic foundation of knowledge about routers, the devices that allow you to move packets between networks, by reading this white paper.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Building a Small Office Network: Getting Started
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Building a small office network means starting with a foundation of switches and routers. The following guide will help you understand the difference between switches and routers and develop a clear vision for what your network foundation needs.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IBM BladeCenter: The Right Choice
sponsored by IBM
BROCHURE: In this brochure, you’ll read about the advantages of IBM® BladeCenter®, including its flexible architecture, easy deployment and energy-efficient features.
Posted: 11 Sep 2008 | Published: 11 Sep 2008

IBM

Service Provider Solutions Guide
sponsored by Transition Networks, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: With products available in stand-alone, chassis-based, fixed optics or SFP ports, Transition Networks has a product to meet your requirements.
Posted: 08 Sep 2008 | Published: 05 Sep 2008

Transition Networks, Inc.

Cisco Systems GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: The GigaStack GBIC offers wiring closet deployment flexibility through its dual operating modes.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Switches with Enhanced Image SW
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: Cisco® Catalyst® 2950 Series switches are fixed-configuration models that provide wire-speed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for small and medium-sized networks.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Intelligent Ethernet Switches for Metro Access
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: The Cisco Catalyst® 2950 Series Intelligent Ethernet switches is an affordable line of fixed-configuration Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switches that extend intelligence to the metro access edge.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Cisco Systems, Inc.

HP BladeSystem c-Class SAN Connectivity Technology Brief
sponsored by PC Connection and HP
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the hardware and software required to connect HP BladeSystem c--Class server blades to Storage Area Networks1 (SANs) using Fibre Channel (FC) interconnect technology.
Posted: 15 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

PC Connection and HP

Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: The Cisco® Catalyst® 3560 Series is a line of fixed-configuration, enterprise-class switches that include IEEE 802.3af and Cisco prestandard Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality in Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet configuration.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
HARDWARE LISTING: The Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switch is an innovative product for midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Secure Wireless Office Solution for SMBs
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: Designed for today's increasingly mobile businesses, the Cisco® Secure Wireless Office Solution helps enhance productivity by making information and business applications accessible anywhere, anytime.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Niksun FlowAggregator Data Sheet
sponsored by NIKSUN
SOFTWARE LISTING: NIKSUN FlowAggregator is a dedicated appliance for monitoring NetFlow-based environments.
Posted: 30 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

NIKSUN

Ahold USA Selects Cisco for Efficient Storage Switching and Disaster
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Ahold USA, a leading food service provider in the United States, sees immediate ROI by consolidating six Data Centers into two and deploying disaster recovery with the Cisco MDS-based SAN.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Troubleshooting Switched Environments
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: A basic problem in troubleshooting switches is an inability to "see" inside. The white paper, Troubleshooting Switched Environments, describes five fundamental approaches to gain visibility into a switch.
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Apr 2004

Fluke Networks

Alcatel 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS)
sponsored by Alcatel
PRODUCT LITERATURE: The Alcatel 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS) is a new breed of multiservice transport platform able to support any mix of traffic from 100 percent circuit to 100 percent packet.
Posted: 07 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

Alcatel

Alcatel 1850 TSS-320: Transport Service Switch | Release 1
sponsored by Alcatel
DATA SHEET: The Alcatel 1850 TSS-320 is a new breed of multiservice transport platform that is able to support mixed traffic, from 100 percent circuits to 100 percent packets, up to a maximum of 320 Gb/s.
Posted: 07 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2005

Alcatel
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SWITCHES DEFINITION (continued): …  an exchange between two or more parties. On an Ethernet local area network (LAN), a switch determines from the physical device (Media Access Control or MAC) address in each incoming message frame which output port to forward it to and out of. In a wide area packet-switched network such as the Internet, a switch determines from the IP address in each packet which output port to use for the next part of its trip to the intended destination. In the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communications model, a switch performs the Layer 2 or Data-link layer function. That is, it simply looks at each … 
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