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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches Debut

Cisco is also expanding its switching portfolio this week with the new Catalyst 2960-X series. Over the years, the vendor has shipped over 14 million Catalyst 2960 series switches, encompassing over 420 million ports.

"The 2960 is very targeted at the midmarket," Inbar Lasser-Raab, senior director of marketing for enterprise networking at Cisco, told InternetNews.com."The beauty of the new 2960-X is the doubling of everything we had before."

The 2960-X has double the stacking capabilities of the last-generation 2960 switch, with up to 8 stacking switches. The 2960-X comes in both 24 and 48x 10/100/1000 port configurations, with up to 2x SFP+ uplinks per switch.

Cisco has also improved the power consumption on the 2960-X series, claiming up to 80 percent power savings. Part of that savings comes from a new hibernation mode that can be set to conserve energy. The switch also supports Cisco's EnergyWise technology, which can be used to control energy usage on connected devices

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Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.