Wednesday, July 22, 2009

cisco extending 90 days warranty to life time for switches

As of right now cisco is leader in switching world. Juniper with introduction of there ESX switches are newbie in this industry. Nortel already in worst condition. But HP is consistent competitor of cisco in the switching world and already snatch a significant market share from cisco. Cisco is trying to give extras to beat to competition now a new announcement from cisco for extending its warranty

Effective May 1, 2009, Cisco is extending the warranty period for Cisco Catalyst 3750-E and Cisco Catalyst 3560-E series switches from the previously offered 90-day warranty to a limited lifetime warranty (LLW).

This is not the end in a seperate bullitein simlar announcement for 4500 series switch:
As of May 1, 2009, Cisco is offering a limited lifetime hardware warranty on the Cisco® Catalyst® 4500 E-Series and Cisco Catalyst 4500 Switches. This LLW is 5 year warranty in which cisco will make sure to ship the equipment within ten days of RMA request.

Similarly to better survive at access layer switching cisco has come up with LAN LITE image software of 2960 that offer prices that are almost equal to CE500. This was announced back in 2008

Let us hope for some other better moves (: in the beneficiaries will be whom customer (:

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