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Halloween Horror: Cisco to Raise Catalyst Switch Pricing by Up to 67% on November 2

Here’s a bit of news that will give you a good scare this Halloween—effective November 2, Cisco will raise the price on older generation Catalyst 3000, 4000, and 6000 switches. We all know that the older equipment gets, the longer it’s been on the market, the more available it becomes. Parts are easier to acquire and more engineers become experts with the technology. Therefore, the older equipment becomes, or the older a product line becomes, the lower its price should be. Not so, says Cisco. The Catalyst price hikes are a clear effort to push users toward purchasing latest generation equipment, as the pricing for the newest models (ie: the Catalyst 6500 Supervisor 2T engine and the Catalyst 4500 Supervisor 8E) will remain the same. But when your applications are [...]