The Company's switching products offer various forms of connectivity to end users, workstations, Internet Protocol (IP) phones, wireless access points and servers, and also function as aggregators on local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs). The Company's switching systems employ a range of technologies, including Ethernet, Power over Ethernet (PoE), Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Packet over Synchronous Optical Network and Multiprotocol Label Switching. The product platforms within its Switching product category, including storage products, include Fixed-Configuration Switches, Modular Switches and Storage.
The Company's Fixed-configuration switches are designed to cover a range of deployments in both large enterprises, as well as in small and medium-sized businesses, providing a foundation for converged data, voice and video services. The Company's fixed-configuration switches range from small, standalone switches to stackable models that function as a single, scalable switching unit. Modular switches are typically used by enterprise and service provider customers. Fixed-configuration and modular switches also include products, such as optics modules, which are shared across multiple product platforms. Its switching portfolio also includes virtual switches and related offerings. These products provide switching functionality for virtual machines, and are designed to operate in a complementary fashion with virtual services to optimize security and application behavior. Its switching products are used by customers in both data center and campus environments.