6509 Support Strategies: You can now extend support and avoid forced upgrades
As of November 2012, support will end on your 6503, 6506 and 6509 chassis. If you are happy with your current 6500 configurations and want to avoid an 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.
Don’t be pressured to upgrade. Utilizing the cost savings strategy of “keep what is working” by delaying any unnecessary upgrades is enough to earn the respect of any CFO. If you don’t need 80Gbps/slot 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.
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|
Popular 1800, 2800 and 3800 Series Routers Reach End-of-Sale Date.
Due to the volume of these popular routers in circulation, it is likely that many network operators like yourself are affected by the Oct 31, 2011 End-of Sale date. With Cisco’s newly aggressive policies that aim to force upgrades, we urge you to take a careful look at your existing service plans to determine if switching to NetSure™ – our premium maintenance offering – is right for you.
Statistically, these routers will continue to meet your needs long after the Cisco End of Sale and End of Life dates. To ensure support on your gear remains uninterrupted until you decide it’s time to upgrade, take a look at NetSure™.
|Product||End of Sale (EoS)||End of Life/Support|
|1800 Series Routers||Oct. 31, 2011||Oct. 31, 2016|
|2800 Series Routers||Oct. 31, 2011||Oct. 31, 2016|
|3800 Series Routers||Oct. 31, 2011||Oct. 31, 2016|