Simplify Data Center Operations
As a successful strategy to deal with server sprawl, blade servers are playing a more prominent role in businesses' overall server strategy. It is important that blade servers have access to enterprise-class networking, including availability, performance, and end-to-end network services.
Built on market-leading hardware and software, both the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3100 Series and the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3000 Series are specifically designed to meet the rigors of blade server application infrastructure. Specifically, they support the HP BladeSystem c-Class by delivering scalable, high-performance, highly resilient connectivity while reducing server infrastructure complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO). The Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3000 Series provides cost-effective gigabit Ethernet connectivity, while the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3100 series provides high performance 10Gb Ethernet connectivity and innovative Virtual Blade Switch (VBS) technology.