The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series is the next-generation energy-efficient Layer 3 fast Ethernet switches. This series of switches supports Cisco EnergyWise technology, which enables companies to measure and manage power consumption of network infrastructure and network-attached devices, thereby reducing their energy costs and their carbon footprint. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series consumes less power than its predecessors and is the ideal access layer switch for enterprise, retail, and branch-office environments, as it maximizes productivity and investment protection by enabling a unified network for data, voice, and video.
- Lower power consumption than its predecessors
- Backward compatible - uses the same Cisco IOS software image as the 3560 series and has the same feature set
- Full EnergyWise support to monitor energy consumption of network infrastructure and implement energy saving programs to reduce energy costs
- Compatible with Cisco Redundant Power System (RPS) 2300
- All units have a uniform depth of 11.9 inches for better cable management
- IPv6 routing included in the IP services feature set
- DC powered stand-alone model
- Power over Ethernet
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series can provide a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for deployments that incorporate Cisco IP phones, Cisco Aironet wireless LAN (WLAN) access points, or any IEEE 802.3af-compliant end device. PoE eliminates the need for wall power outlets for each PoE-enabled device and significantly reduces the cost for additional electrical cabling that would otherwise be necessary in IP phone and WLAN deployments.
- Redundant power system
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series access switches support the next generation of Cisco RPS 2300, which increases availability in a converged data, voice, and video network by providing transparent power backup to two of six attached Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series Switches at the same time. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series switches are capable of reverting back to their internal power supply without any service interruption.
- Enhanced security
With the wide range of security features, such as ACLs, authentication, port-level security, and identity based network services (IBNS) with 802.1x and extensions, that the Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series offers, businesses can protect important information, keep unauthorized people off the network, guard privacy, and maintain uninterrupted operation.
- Availability and scalability
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series is equipped with a robust set of features that allow for network scalability and higher availability through IP routing as well as a complete suite of spanning tree protocol enhancements aimed to maximize availability in a Layer 2 network.
- High-performance IP routing
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series switches deliver high-performance, hardware-based IP routing. The Cisco Express Forwarding-based routing architecture allows for maximum scalability and performance. Implementing routed uplinks to the core improves network availability by enabling faster failover protection and simplifying the Spanning Tree Protocol algorithm by terminating all Spanning Tree Protocol instances at the aggregator switch.
- Advanced QoS
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series offers superior multilayer, granular QoS features to help ensure that network traffic is classified and prioritized, and that congestion is avoided in the best possible manner. Configuration of QoS is greatly simplified through automatic QoS, a feature that detects Cisco IP phones and automatically configures the switch for the appropriate classification and egress queuing.