Cisco 350X Series switches break the barrier of 10 Gigabit Ethernet adoption by providing affordable and flexible configurations customized for the demanding network requirements of small and medium businesses. With 10G copper ports on SG350XG switches, you can easily and cost-effectively enable 10G connections to servers and network storage devices with standard RJ45 Ethernet cable. You can also connect your SG350X access switches to the SG350XG aggregation with 10G SFP+ fiber connections, building a high-performance backbone to speed up the overall operation of your network.
In these environments, stackable switches can play an important role in eliminating downtime and improving network resiliency. For example, if a switch within a Cisco 350X Series stack fails, another switch immediately takes over, keeping your network up and running. You can also replace individual devices in the stack without taking your network offline or affecting employee productivity.
Some switches claim to support stacking but in practice support only“clustering,”meaning that each switch must still be managed and configured individually. Cisco 350X Series switches provide true stacking capability, allowing you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot all switches in a stack as a single unit, with a single IP address, for up to 4 units and a maximum of 208 Ethernet ports.
As the IP address scheme evolves to accommodate a growing number of network devices, the Cisco 350X Series can support the transition to the next generation of networking and operating systems such as Windows 7, Vista, and Linux. These switches continue to support previous-generation IPv4, allowing you to evolve to the IPv6 standard at your own pace, and helping ensure that your current network will continue to support your business applications in the future.