Cisco Catalyst 9300 Are In Huge Demand . But Why ?
Cisco’s Catalyst 9000 switches sales are up considerably. Cisco is pushing the Catalyst 9300 Series as the next generation of the industry’s most widely deployed stackable switching platform that’s built for security, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing. It’s part of a line of network switches that form the foundation for Cisco’s Software-Defined Access, its leading enterprise architecture.
One reason for the increased interest could be Cisco’s recently announced new intent-based networking system. Cisco believes that by adopting an intent-based approach, networks will be able to deliver a solution that introduces an onslaught of applications and devices that provide greater efficiency and address new security threats.
So, you’re thinking about upgrading your switch infrastructure, and your local Cisco representative recommends the brand-new Catalyst 9300 family. You decide to check out the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches Data Sheet.
Why Is the 9300 series In Demand ?
- These switches have a brand-new licensing model to enable the DNA features.
- It’s not possible to purchase one of these switches from Cisco without a DNA license — even if you don’t intend to use the DNA capabilities.
- DNA licenses have a renewal term from three to seven years. Yes, you read that right; you will be paying Cisco $$ over and over again.
- If you want to use the DNA capability, you also have to purchase a server-appliance.
Get These Series If Your A Large Business
Catalyst 9000 switch family has some amazing capability. Cisco intends this setup for large and extra-large networks. What if you need only a few switches?
You don’t have to use the DNA features, but you will still be paying Cisco a licensing fee every few years (point No. 2 above) for something you’re not even using.
Instead of purchasing the latest and greatest, how about taking a look at the still-current Catalyst 3850 switch line?
If you compare the specs of the 3850 with the 9300, you will see that they are basically the same switch hardware.