Cisco 350X Series Stackable Managed Switches
The Cisco 350X series Stackable Managed Switches are a line of stackable managed Ethernet switches that provide the rich capabilities you need to support a more demanding network environment at a very affordable price. The Cisco 350XG models provide 24 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, providing a solid foundation for your current business applications as well as those you are planning for the future. At the same time, these switches are easy to deploy and manage without a large IT staff. The 350X platforms are Cisco's most cost-effective platforms with 10 Gigabit Ethernet and stacking.
- 46 x 10GBase-T + 2 x combo 10 Gigabit SFP+
Features and benefits
Cisco 350X Series switches provide the advanced feature set that growing businesses and high-bandwidth applications and technologies require. These switches can improve the availability of your critical applications, protect your business information, and optimize your network bandwidth to more effectively deliver information and support applications.
High-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Cisco 350X Series switches break the barrier of 10 Gigabit Ethernet adoption by providing affordable and powerful features for growing small and medium-sized business networks. With the 10G ports in both copper and fiber, you can easily and cost-effectively enable 10G connections to servers and network storage devices with standard RJ-45 Ethernet cables. You can also aggregate 10G Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) fiber connections to build a high-performance backbone to dramatically increase the overall speed of your network.
Network needs are changing quickly. With evolving wireless standards and the rising number of wireless devices, keeping up with data rates and growing traffic can be a challenge. Your traditional Ethernet infrastructure can support speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps), but competing today requires much more capacity. One option is to completely replace your older cabling infrastructure and upgrade your hardware. But wouldn’t it be better to increase network speed and traffic capacity in a way that’s quick, inexpensive, and efficient?
Multigigabit Ethernet technology uses capabilities in your existing cabling infrastructure to meet bandwidth requirements and provide up to five times the performance of a 1G switch. The technology enables intermediate data rates of 2.5 and 5 Gbps to ease the jump from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps. These intermediate rates run on most installed cables and preserve older Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) wiring, which is good for 802.11ac and 802.11ax wireless LAN applications.
The technology also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), including PoE+ and 60W PoE. Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet switches help you avoid having to run multiple cables between switches and access points and let your networks welcome next-generation traffic speeds and data rates.
Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and 60W PoE
PoE technology simplifies the deployment of IP phones and wireless access points by allowing you to connect and power network endpoints over a single Ethernet cable, without having to install separate power supplies. The 350X Series switches support 15W PoE and 30W PoE+. The switches also support 60W PoE on selected ports to power compact switches, high-power wireless access points, or connected lighting. The PoE power is intelligently managed such that only the amount of power needed by an endpoint is delivered to it and none is wasted. As a result, the switches can support devices that require more power, such as 802.11ac wireless access points, video-based IP phones, surveillance cameras, and more. The PoE features in the 350X Series switches are also fully backward compatible with 802.3af PoE, 802.3at PoE+, and Cisco legacy PoE protocols.
High reliability and resiliency
In a growing business where availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is critical, you need to assure that employees can always access the data and resources they need. In these environments, stackable switches can play an important role in minimizing downtime and improving network resiliency. For example, if the master switch within a Cisco 350X Series stack fails, another switch takes over, keeping your network up and running. You can also replace individual devices in the stack without taking your whole network offline or affecting employee productivity.
The Cisco 350X Series also supports dual images, allowing you to perform software upgrades without having to worry about the network going down during the upgrade.