What to do when Cisco ends support on your 6509.
Know your options.
There are new options available to extend support on your classic 6500 chassis. In November 2012, Cisco is ending support for the 6503, 6506 and 6509 chassis. This does not mean you have to upgrade to the new E chassis to retain support. With NetSure®, Curvature’s premium maintenance program you can cover all 6500 series equipment in your network with 24/7 global technical support and next day replacement. If you are happy with your current 6500 configurations and want to avoid a large upgrade, Curvature will continue to sell and support all classic 6500 chassis models for as long as you want to keep them in your network. Allowing you to upgrade on your timeline not Cisco’s.
Carefully consider your options and don’t be pressured to upgrade. Capital expense spent on IT equipment is one of the lowest ROI spends in a company. What if you could wait 2 to 4 years to upgrade? If you don’t need 80Gbps capability from the Sup2T or have ultra-demanding PoE deployments requiring 6000W or 8700W power supplies, don’t upgrade. Curvature will work with you to extend your upgrade cycle and provide significant savings. We carry popular current generation, hard to find previous generation, and end-of-life items to support your existing network until you are ready.
Consider these facts and decide what’s right for you.
|6500 Chassis – Extend support on the classic or upgrade to the 6500-E?|
|Stay with the Classic 6500 chassis||Upgrade to the new E chassis|