Advanced Switching for Metro Ethernet Services
The Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series switches are a new line of premier multilayer switches that bring greater intelligence to the metro Ethernet edge, enabling the delivery of more differentiated metro Ethernet services. Featuring hierarchical quality of service (QoS) and traffic shaping, intelligent 802.1Q tunneling, VLAN mapping, Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS) support, and redundant AC or DC power, these switches are ideal for service providers seeking to deliver profitable business services, such as Layer 2, Layer 3, and MPLS VPNs, in a variety of bandwidths and with different service-level agreements (SLAs). With flexible software options, the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series offers a cost-effective path for meeting current and future service requirements from service providers serving enterprises and commercial businesses.
Software Feature Licenses:
- Catalyst 3750 Metro Series Switch (ME-C3750-24TE-M) 24-10/100 Ports, 2 SFP ports for Gigabit Ethernet Access, and 2 SFP-based Enhanced Services (ES) ports; AC or DC power supply required; integrated redundant power option; 1 rack unit (RU)
- Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Advanced IP feature license (MPLS, EoMPLS, and MPLS VPN; also includes the ME3750 IP Services license)
- Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro IP Services feature license (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, PBR, multi-VRF CE, HSRP, PIM, and DVMRP tunneling; also includes IP Base license.)
- Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro IP Services to Advanced IP upgrade license
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Business Case for Carrier Ethernet Services
This paper describes the architectures and Metro Ethernet Forum-certified Cisco products used to deploy a Carrier Ethernet/MPLS network on a national or international scale, and presents a business case that demonstrates the attractive cash flow that can be generated by such a project.