E xpanding Catalyst 9000 Portfolio, New Access Points
The expansion adds models intended to provide the performance, density and speed required by IoT devices. The new switches are known as the Catalyst 9500, and include a 100G fixed configuration enterprise switch starting at $29,000 and a 25G switch starting at $21,600. The 100G model is Cisco's highest-density switch. "That provides all the scale you need in a campus environment, or in a really large-scale branch environment," Shenoy said. Cisco is also introducing a new access point, the 4800 AP, which is designed for security and location analytics in IoT environments.