Cisco® introduces the Cisco Catalyst® 6509 Enhanced Vertical Chassis as part of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series of enhanced (E-Series) switches, delivering chassis with up to 1440 Gbps of system bandwidth capacity (80 Gbps/slot), enhanced cable management, and front-to-back airflow optimized for hot aisle/cold aisle designs in data center and service provider colocation (NEBS-L3 compliant) deployments.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 E-Series chassis provide superior investment protection by supporting multiple generations of products on the same chassis, lowering the total cost of ownership. The Cisco Catalyst 6509-V-E chassis supports both the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 and the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 family of supervisor engines and associated LAN, WAN, and services modules.
The versatile Cisco Catalyst 6509-V-E chassis is ideal for addressing high-performance applications with front-to-back airflow requirements in the following places in the network:
• Data center with hot aisle/cold aisle requirements and or cable management needs
• Service provider colocation equipment with front-to-back airflow requirements