Tech Corner / Switches

Comparing Market Leaders: Cisco and Arista Switches

Cisco Catalyst and Arista access switches comparison

In this rapidly-changing world, the demands of universal mobility, evolving IoT, cloud adoption, and rapidly advancing security threats force IT managers to rethink how their networks are designed and implemented. Enterprises worldwide are replacing their legacy systems with new and e …

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Fortinet FortiSwitch Overview and Comparison With Cisco 2960X

Fortinet FortiSwitch comparison featured image with PivIT branding and an image of the unit

The world is rapidly changing. The demands of everywhere mobility, evolving IoT, cloud adoption, and rapidly advancing security threats make IT managers rethink how their networks are designed and implemented. Much like IT managers having to rethink their networks, OEMs are doing thei …

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The Highly Scalable Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Chassis Switch

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Chassis Switch technical information

Cisco announces the Catalyst 9300 Series Chassis Switch as the new generation fixed access Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Non-PoE switch built for security, IoT, and the cloud. In this article, we will find out the inside scoop on the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches.

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Head-To-Head With the Cisco Catalyst 4500 vs. 9400 Chassis Switches

cisco catalyst comparison 4500 versus 9400

The next generation enterprise switching platform is here! The Cisco Catalyst 9400 Chassis Switch merges high-security features with an efficient, yet powerful performance. But what if you have installed the older Cisco 4500 Chassis Switch and are there any benefits to upgrading?

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A Quick Guide to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

The Cisco Nexus 7000 series of switches are the epitome of modular data center-class products, offering the highest level of scalability from the smallest to the largest data centers. In addition, the Cisco Nexus 7000 comes in a multiple slot chassis ranging from a 4-slot to an 18-slo …

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Arista Breaks to the Edge with the Cognitive Campus 720XP Leaf Switch

Bake-offs have been taken to a new level in the past decade. The Great British Bake Off has stormed people’s households with Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, and Prue Leith. Today, we aren’t talking about the bake-offs that result in a sweet pastry or delicious dessert, but rather a bake-o …

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Comparing the 2960-XR & 3850 Switches to Step Up Your Network Capacity

We often have clients come to us looking for a Cisco Catalyst 2960XR switch, fully knowing it fits their network requirements. They’ve done their research, they’ve come to a solid understanding of how to fit their needs, and the end product is even in their budget! We love it when the …

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Deep Dive Comparison: Cisco's Catalyst 6500 & 6800 Switches

Gigabit Ethernet modules deliver the predictable performance for bandwidth in aggregation and core layer. The Cisco Catalyst 6800 and 6500 Family Switches offer a variety of 10-Gigabit Ethernet modules. These 32-port cards will help you make the transition from 1-Gb to 10-Gb through l …

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