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Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S Catalyst 8 Ports Switch Managed New

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WS-C3560-8PC-S Catalyst 3560 Series Layer 2 (L2) 8 Ports Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Managed Ethernet Switch | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Details of the Cisco Catalyst 8 Ports Switch

In the realm of networking technology, Cisco stands as a prominent player, known for its innovative and reliable solutions. One such offering is the Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S Catalyst 8-Port Managed Switch, designed to meet the evolving demands of network connectivity. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key features and specifications of this switch, aiming to provide a detailed understanding for both seasoned professionals and those new to networking.

Key Specifications

Total Number of Network Ports: 8

The Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S is equipped with a total of 8 network ports, positioning itself as an ideal choice for environments where multiple devices need to be connected seamlessly. This abundance of ports facilitates efficient networking setups, ensuring that all connected devices can communicate effectively.

Number of PoE (RJ-45) Ports: 8

Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability is a significant highlight of this Cisco switch, with all 8 RJ-45 ports supporting PoE. This empowers the switch to not only transmit data but also deliver power to connected devices, such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and wireless access points. The PoE functionality simplifies the overall network setup by reducing the need for separate power sources.

Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1

In addition to the PoE ports, the Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S includes one non-PoE RJ-45 port. This provides flexibility in network design, allowing for the connection of devices that do not require power from the switch. It caters to diverse networking scenarios where a mix of powered and non-powered devices coexist.

Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair

The switch supports the use of twisted pair cables, a standard in networking for its reliability and cost-effectiveness. Twisted pair cables, often in the form of Ethernet cables, are widely employed for their ability to minimize electromagnetic interference, ensuring stable and efficient data transmission.

Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet

Gigabit Ethernet technology is a key component of the Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S, delivering high-speed data transfer capabilities. With Gigabit Ethernet, users can experience significantly faster network performance compared to traditional Fast Ethernet, making it ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications and large file transfers.

Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet

In addition to Gigabit Ethernet, the switch also supports Fast Ethernet technology. This dual support ensures backward compatibility with devices that operate on Fast Ethernet while enabling seamless integration with modern, high-speed networks.

Use Cases and Applications

Now that we have explored the technical specifications of the Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S, let's delve into the practical applications and use cases where this managed Ethernet switch excels.

Small to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

The compact form factor and versatile port configuration make the Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S an excellent choice for SMBs. Whether it's establishing a new network or expanding an existing one, the 8-port capacity provides ample room for growth without unnecessary complexity.

Power-Hungry Devices

The inclusion of 8 PoE ports makes this switch suitable for environments where power-hungry devices need to be seamlessly integrated into the network. This includes security cameras, IP phones, and wireless access points, simplifying the deployment of such devices without the need for separate power sources.

The combination of 8 PoE ports and 1 non-PoE port allows for flexible network configurations. Businesses can connect powered and non-powered devices simultaneously, tailoring the network setup to their specific requirements. This versatility is particularly valuable in dynamic environments with diverse device types.

High-Bandwidth Applications

Gigabit Ethernet support positions the Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S as a reliable solution for high-bandwidth applications. Businesses engaged in data-intensive tasks, such as video conferencing, large file transfers, and multimedia streaming, can benefit from the enhanced network speeds provided by Gigabit Ethernet.

Network Expansion

As organizations grow, so do their networking needs. The Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S is designed with scalability in mind, allowing for seamless network expansion. Additional switches can be integrated, forming a cohesive and scalable network infrastructure to accommodate the evolving demands of the business.

Switch Features

Centralized Network

As a managed switch, the Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S provides administrators with a centralized platform to monitor and control network activities. This level of management is crucial for optimizing performance, implementing security protocols, and troubleshooting issues promptly.

Quality of Service (QoS) Capabilities

Quality of Service is paramount in networks where different types of traffic coexist. The WS-C3560-8PC-S incorporates QoS capabilities, allowing administrators to prioritize certain types of data, ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted flow of critical information.

VLAN Support for Network Segmentation

Virtual LANs (VLANs) are instrumental in segmenting networks for improved efficiency and security. This Cisco Catalyst switch supports VLANs, enabling administrators to logically divide the network into distinct segments, each with its own set of rules and access controls.

Robust Security Features

Security is a top priority in modern networking landscapes, and the WS-C3560-8PC-S doesn't disappoint. With features such as port security, access control lists (ACLs), and 802.1X authentication, this switch provides a robust defense against unauthorized access and potential security threats.

Redundancy and Reliability

Ensuring network uptime is critical for businesses and organizations. The WS-C3560-8PC-S incorporates features like Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and redundant power supply options, enhancing network reliability and minimizing downtime.

Use Cases and Deployment Scenarios

Small to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

The Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S is well-suited for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a reliable and scalable networking solution. Its compact size, combined with the array of features it offers, makes it an ideal choice for environments with moderate networking requirements.

IP Telephony Deployments

With its Power over Ethernet capabilities, this Catalyst switch is an excellent choice for IP telephony deployments. It can power IP phones and other devices, simplifying the setup and reducing the need for additional power sources.

Video Surveillance Systems

The WS-C3560-8PC-S is a viable option for video surveillance systems that rely on Power over Ethernet. The switch can power IP cameras and other surveillance equipment, providing a centralized and efficient solution for security monitoring.

General Information about the Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-C3560-8PC-S
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 3560
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch

Interfaces / Ports for 8 Ports Switch

  • Total Number of Network Ports: 8
  • Number of PoE (RJ-45) Ports: 8
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1

Port/Expansion Slot Details

  • 8 x Fast Ethernet Network
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Network
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot

Performance of Catalyst 3560-8PC Managed Switch

  • Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T

I/O Expansions of Ethernet Switch

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 1
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP
  • Shared SFP Slot: Yes
  • Number of SFP Slots: 1

Network & Communication

  • Layer Supported: 2
  • Manageable: Yes

Overall, the Cisco WS-C3560-8PC-S Catalyst 8 Ports Managed Ethernet Switch represents a powerful and versatile solution for network management. Its combination of advanced features, robust security, and scalability make it suitable for a variety of applications, from small businesses to specialized deployments like surveillance and VoIP. By understanding its key features, technical specifications, and installation procedures, network administrators can harness the full potential of this Cisco Catalyst switch to create efficient and resilient network infrastructures. As technology continues to evolve, the WS-C3560-8PC-S stands as a reliable and future-proof choice in the ever-changing landscape of networking solutions.

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