The Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series with CenterFlex technology is a high-performance next-generation extension of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 series, the most widely deployed modular switch in the industry.
The Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series CenterFlex technology comprises industry-leading innovations that are enabled by application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) developed by Cisco on the new Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E. CenterFlex technology builds on the Cisco Catalyst 4500’s centralized architecture delivering enhanced centralized and flexibility features: Centralized
Higher performance Features: 320 Gbps and 250 mpps, 24Gbps per slot and twice the control plane resources
Nonstop communications: Resiliency in hardware and software helps minimize planned and unplanned downtime
Centralized management: Optimized for deterministic troubleshooting
Low latency: Enhances real-time voice, video, and data applications
Backward compatibility: Mix and match new high-performance E-series and classic* line cards without performance degradation to lowest card speed
Investment enhancement: Classic line cards can inherit new CenterFlex features with a Supervisor 6-E upgrade
Dynamic and user configurable: Security and QoS hardware resources with 8 queues per port
IPv4 and IPv6: Optimized for simultaneous IPv4/IPv6 deployment or migration
Power over Ethernet (PoE): Up to 30 watts of PoE per port
TwinGig converter module: Upgrade from gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to 10 GbE in seconds
The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E with CenterFlex technology increases network optimization for real-time voice, video, and data communications to deliver a better user experience and provide customers with the deployment flexibility required to meet their organization’s evolving needs.