The Cisco WS-C4500X-16SFP+ is a robust addition to the Catalyst 4500-X Series, offering powerful performance and flexibility for space-constrained environments. This compact, fixed aggregation switch has been designed with scalability and adaptability in mind, making it a reliable choice for businesses aiming to meet growth objectives. The 16-port version of this series supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, ensuring a future-proof investment for organizations seeking to upgrade their existing deployment without a comprehensive overhaul.
This switch excels in delivering high availability, a crucial attribute for business-critical enterprise applications. Features like Virtual Switching System (VSS) and Easy Virtual Networks (EVN) significantly simplify network virtualization, offering both one-to-many and many-to-one virtual networks. Redundant, hot-swappable fans and power supplies with AC to DC, and DC to AC failover further ensure the device's resilience, eliminating any single point of failure in the network.
In addition, the WS-C4500X-16SFP+ also offers remarkable application monitoring features. It utilizes Flexible NetFlow and eight ports of line rate bidirectional Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)/Remote Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN) for enhanced network traffic visibility and control. Furthermore, it supports both front-to-back and back-to-front airflow, providing flexibility in heat management, and has color-coded fan and power supply handles for easy identification. Truly, the Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switch is a top-tier choice for businesses looking for a scalable, reliable, and high-performing network solution.