Simplify Data Center Operations
Blade servers are playing a more prominent role in business server strategy as a successful solution to server sprawl. To meet these increasing responsibilities in the data center, it is important that blade servers deliver enterprise-class networking, including availability, performance, and end-to-end network services.
Built on market-leading hardware and software, the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch modules are specifically designed to meet the rigors of blade server application infrastructure. Specifically, they support the IBM BladeCenter by delivering scalable, high-performance, highly resilient connectivity while reducing server infrastructure complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO). The Cisco Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module (IGESM) and Cisco Switch Module 3012 provide cost-effective gigabit Ethernet connectivity, while the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 provides high performance 10Gb Ethernet connectivity and innovative Virtual Blade Switch (VBS) technology.