Comparing the 3560, 3850, and 9300 Cisco Switches
Catalyst is the Cisco Switches brand for a variety of network switches, wireless controllers, and wireless access points sold by Cisco Systems. Catalyst switches are specifically designed for enterprise networking environments.
These Gigabit Ethernet switches provide wired and wireless connections for reliable, adaptable network designs. Cisco has installed their own operating systems in the switches i.e. Cisco IOS (Internetworking Operating System).
Cisco has an extensive range of these campus network switches like Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series, Cisco Catalyst 3800 Series, Cisco Catalyst 3500 Series, Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series, and many more. You get integrated network security from these switches before, during, and after an attack.
These switches easily manage wired and wireless networks, strengthen security, and simplify your campus LAN. Today in this blog we are going to compare a few of these Cisco Catalyst Switches. We are going to discuss the comparison between Cisco 3560, 3850, and 9300 Switches.
Overview of the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Switch
The greatest stacked access switch, the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series, is the next generation of the industry’s most widely deployed stackable switching platform. These network switches, designed for security, IoT, mobility, and the cloud, serve as the cornerstone for Cisco’s Software-Defined Access, our leading enterprise architecture.
The series provides IoT convergence at a scale that is unrivaled in the market. You receive up to 384 continuous 60W Cisco UPOE, PoE+, and PoE ports; dependable security; support for audio-visual bridging (AVB) and the IEEE 1588 standard; service discovery; and IoT classification.
Prepared for the cloud
Simplify, secure, and change your cloud infrastructure. Cisco provides a digital-ready solution that begins at the edge and extends to the location of applications.
The Catalyst 9300 Series access switches provide unified access that is smart, simple, and highly secure.
Proactive network management services
Proactively solve problems, enhance operational efficiency, and reduce the chance of downtime.
The Catalyst 9300 Series is our most powerful fixed-access enterprise network switch series, capable of stacking up to 480 Gbps.
Overview of the Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switch
The stackable Catalyst 3850 Series multigigabit and 10Gb switches support Cisco StackWise-480 Technology, allowing them to stack with up to 9 switches and provide 480 Gbps stackable bandwidth.
The Cisco 3850 Switch includes the following features:
A wireless controller that is integrated
The wireless capacity of up to 40 Gb per switch
Up to 100 access points and 2000 wireless clients can be supported.
802.11ac Wave2 Cisco StackWise-480 and StackPower technology support
Two redundant modular power supplies and three modular fans are included.
The 3850, in particular, competes with the 9300, which has 480 Gbps bandwidth, Multigigabit technology, Native Flexible NetFlow, an integrated wireless LAN controller, and other features. The SD-Access programmability is available as an optional subscription with the 3850. If you are a small to medium-sized firm, the 3850 may be the perfect selection for your needs.
Overview of the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Switch
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series is a family of enterprise-class switches with IEEE 802.3af and Cisco pre-standard Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality in Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet configurations.
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 access layer switch is ideal for small enterprise LAN access or branch-office environments, combining 10/100/1000 and PoE configurations for maximum productivity and investment protection while enabling the deployment of new applications such as IP telephony, wireless access, video surveillance, building management systems, and remote video kiosks.
Customers can install network-wide intelligent services like advanced QoS, rate limiting, access control lists (ACLs), multicast management, and high-performance IP routing while retaining the simplicity of traditional LAN switching.
The Cisco Network Assistant, which is free for the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series, is a centralized management tool that simplifies administration duties for Cisco switches, routers, and wireless access points.
The Network’s Intelligence
Today’s networks are adapting to four new developments at the network edge:
• Improvements in desktop computing power
• Implementation of high-bandwidth applications
• Network expansion of very sensitive data
• The presence of a variety of device types, such as IP phones, WLAN access points, and IP video cameras.
EnergyWise Technology from Cisco
Cisco EnergyWise is an innovative architecture built into Cisco Catalyst 3560 switches that promotes companywide sustainability by lowering energy consumption across an entire corporate infrastructure.
Businesses can protect vital information, keep unauthorized persons off the network, protect privacy, and maintain uninterrupted operation with the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series’ extensive security capabilities.