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Deploying Cisco Catalyst 6500 Virtual Switching 1440


Today, high availability and real-time communications are absolute requirements for campus and data center networks. And, as more and more rich applications and services are added, satisfying the demands of your users and minimizing network complexity are becoming critical challenges.

In this environment, how can you assure uninterrupted performance without breaking your IT budget? Cisco solves your dilemma with Virtual Switching System (VSS) technology for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches. This innovation enables you to cluster two Cisco Catalyst 6500 switches into a single, logically managed entity.

Join us for a live TechTalk Webcast and learn how the new Virtual Switching 1440 for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series can help you protect and enhance your existing technology investments, simplify your network architecture, and accelerate your network's performance.

This informative Webcast will show you how VSS 1440:

  • Simplifies network complexity and management by 50 percent
  • Scales bandwidth to 1.4 Tbps in your existing network infrastructure
  • Provides nonstop communications and enhanced network reliability
  • Increases bandwidth by activating all redundant uplinks


Rob Sloan Product Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems Rob Sloan is a leader in Cisco's Network Systems Solutions Marketing team. He has over 10 years of experience in the Networking and Semiconductor industries. In his current role, he works closely with Cisco's Catalyst 6500 Series Ethernet Switch and its role in both Campus and Data Center LANs. Rob's work in these areas include virtualization, deep packet inspection, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet deployments. He has held roles in both product management and business development. Prior to joining Cisco, he held several leadership positions at Cypress Semiconductor. Rob has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Engineering Physics from Santa Clara University. Balaji Sivasubramanian Product Manager Balaji Sivasubramanian is a part of the product management team in the Internet Systems Business Unit (ISBU) at Cisco. He is involved in defining product requirements and marketing of the next generation products and features on the Catalyst 6500 Switch Series. In previous roles in Cisco, Balaji served in customer support organization as a team leader in Cisco Technical Assistant Center (TAC) and Gigabit Switching Business Unit(GSBU). He has been with Cisco for 8 years. He is a co-author of Cisco Press title, "Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks" (BCMSN) (Authorized Self-Study Guide) (ISBN-10: 1-58705-273-3); In addition, Balaji has authored and reviewed many technical white papers on He has been a presenter at Cisco Networkers and other Cisco customer and partner events. Balaji holds a Master of Science degree in electronics and computer engineering from the University of Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Anna University, India.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Jan 23, 2008, 13:00 EST (18:00 GMT)

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