The Cisco 350X Series Stackable Managed Switches are a line of stackable managed Ethernet switches that provide the rich capabilities you need to support a more demanding network environment at a very affordable price. These switches are easy to deploy and manage without a large IT staff.
Cisco 350X Series switches are designed to protect your technology investment as your business grows. Unlike switches that claim to be stackable but have elements that are administered and troubleshot separately,the Cisco 350X Series provides true stacking capability,allowing you to configure,manage,and troubleshoot multiple physical switches as a single device and more easily expand your network.
A true stack delivers a unified data and control plane,in addition to management plane,providing flexibility,scalability,and ease of use because the stack of units operates as a single entity. Overall,the Cisco 350X Series provides the ideal technology foundation for a growing business.
- High-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Cisco 350X Series switches break the barrier of 10 Gigabit Ethernet adoption by providing affordable and powerful features of for growing small and medium businesses networks. With the 10-Gigabit ports,you can easily and cost-effectively enable 10G connections to servers and network storage devices with standard RJ45 Ethernet cable. You can also aggregate 10G SFP+ fiber connections to build a high-performance backbone to dramatically increase the overall speed of your network.
Network needs are changing quickly. Thanks to evolving wireless standards and the rising number of wireless devices,keeping up with data rates and growing traffic can be a challenge. Your traditional Ethernet infrastructure can support speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps),but competing today requires much more capacity. One option is completely replacing your older cabling infrastructure and upgrading your hardware. But wouldn't it be better to increase network speed and traffic capacity in a way that's quick,inexpensive,and efficient? Cisco's Multigigabit Ethernet switches offer just that:an easy-to-deploy,budget-friendly solution that allows you to increase network speed and bandwidth using your existing cables. By partnering with other industry leaders to form the NBASE-T Alliance,Cisco uses NBASE-T technology to help you get more out of your existing infrastructure. Save time and money by avoiding upgrades and extending the life of your installed cable plants. And discover the benefits of meeting consumer demand for increased bandwidth and speeds without a large initial investment. Multigigabit Ethernet technology uses capabilities in your existing cabling infrastructure to meet bandwidth requirements and provide up to five times the performance. The technology enables intermediate data rates of 2.5 and 5 Gbps to ease the jump between traditional rates of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps. These intermediate rates run on most installed cables and preserve older UTP wiring,which is good for 802.11ac wireless LAN applications.
- Easy configuration and management
Cisco 350X Series switches are designed to be easy to use and manage by small business customers or the partners that serve them. Cisco Smartports technology provides more advanced capabilities and hands-on control by automatically configuring ports with specific levels of security,QoS,and availability according to the type of connected device,based on Cisco best practices and pretested configurations. The Auto Smartports feature automatically applies the intelligence delivered through the Smartports roles to the port based on the device types discovered over Cisco Discovery Protocol or LLDP-MED. This capability facilitates zero-touch deployments. The USB port on the front panel of the switch enables easy image and configuration transfer for faster deployment or upgrades.
- High reliability and resiliency
In a growing business where availability 24 hours a day,7 days a week is critical,you need to assure that employees can always access the data and resources they need. In these environments,stackable switches can play an important role in eliminating downtime and improving network resiliency. For example,if a switch within a Cisco 350X Series stack fails,another switch immediately takes over,keeping your network up and running. You can also replace individual devices in the stack without taking your network offline or affecting employee productivity. The Cisco 350X Series also supports dual images,allowing you to perform software upgrades without having to take the network offline or worry about the network going down during the upgrade.
Some switches claim to support stacking but they only support "clustering"or "virtual stacking,"which means each switch must still be managed and configured individually. They cannot be managed as a single entity or device. Cisco 350X Series switches provide true horizontal stacking,enabling you to configure,manage,and troubleshoot multiple physical switches as a single device,with a single IP address,for up to 4 units and up to 208 ports.