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Cisco Business Class 550X Stackable Managed Switches

With plenty of options covering a wide variety of usage scenarios, the Cisco 550X series of business-class managed Layer 3 Gigabit switches could be an excellent investment for growing medium-to-large scale organizations.  

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Within the 550X series, you have your choice of either 24 or 48 ports, and optional PoE support up to 740W of power.  Gigabit network ports backed by four 10-Gigabit uplinks ensures your users and devices will always have the bandwidth they need.  However, should you need to expand, the 550X series supports physical stacking of up to eight units per stack.  Additionally, support for the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocols allows stacks to failover instantly in case of hardware trouble.

However, failures will be minimal thanks to the many redundancy features in the Cisco 550X line.  All units support optional redundant power supplies and fans, making them a good choice for mission-critical applications.  In addition, they can also host dual firmware - making it easy to upgrade the network OS with an absolute minimum of downtime. cisco 550x

The 550X series also includes plenty of quality-of-life improvements to make your administrators' job easier.  They can auto-configure many attached devices via Smart Ports, including QoS prioritization, along with having smart power balancing features that minimize power use while in operation.  Should your admins need to directly configure them, they have their choice of either GUI or CLI interfaces, depending on their needs and experience levels.  

With a wide range of options and configurations, Cisco 550X-series Layer 3 switches deliver superior ROI while minimizing management needs.  Read on for more information about specific products, or contact us at Hummingbird Networks directly for a full consultation on your options!

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