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10 Gigabit Ethernet-Enabled Cisco Catalyst Switches Deployed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center throughout Campus Network

Cisco maintains leadership in 10 Gigabit Ethernet marketshare in latest Dell'Oro Group report
Jun 22, 2005

LAS VEGAS, NV, (Networkers 2005), June 22, 2005 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced that New York-based Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the world's oldest and largest institution devoted to cancer prevention, patient care, research and education, is deploying Cisco Catalyst switches with 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) interfaces throughout its campus networks to support mission-critical, converged applications.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering is deploying 10GbE throughout their network for several key services. The Center has already deployed 10GbE in the network core to enable physicians to rapidly access critical patient tracking information, including bandwidth-rich digital images from Picture Archival Communication Systems (PACS). 10GbE is being deployed down to the wiring closets in new operating rooms, enabling real-time, video collaboration between surgeons and specialists located in different buildings. Finally, the Center is building a new research facility with 10GbE wiring closets uplinks and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to desktops, providing each researcher with high-speed communications for Genome data manipulation, modeling and imaging required in cancer research.

In addition to 10GbE deployments, Memorial Sloan-Kettering has deployed Cisco wireless networking throughout its hospital for staff, patients and visitors, and is rolling out Cisco IP Telephony services. Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Cisco network supports 8500 employees, as well as thousands of patients and visitors, in 10 buildings and several outlying clinics.

"We've invested in state-of-the-art networking infrastructure because the resulting ROI benefits enable us to better support our research and patient care objectives," said Elias Golfinopoulos, network director, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. "Every few seconds saved in making appointments, viewing radiology images or accessing patient records streamlines our operating efficiency and allows us to focus on cancer research and patient care."

Cisco 10GbE Marketshare and Technology Leadership

To help customers optimally support the growth of converged applications, Cisco enables end-to-end 10GbE Catalyst switching deployments that also deliver industry-leading integrated security, high availability, enhanced manageability, and delivery optimization services. Cisco Catalyst 10GbE switching solutions are a core technology component of Cisco's Business-Ready Campus Architecture that supports business resilience across the enterprise.

The Cisco Catalyst switching portfolio can help to minimize 10GbE deployment costs by enabling incremental upgrades as needed and supporting a wide range of optics. In addition to modular daughter cards that provide enhanced features and performance, support for 10GBASE-LX4 optics enables 10GbE wiring closet uplink deployment over existing FDDI-grade multimode fiber (62.5 micron) with no fiber changes required. For 10GbE metro or long-haul deployments, Cisco offers Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optics, greatly expanding the bandwidth and reach for transporting a variety of Enterprise and Service Provider applications, such as remote data centers connectivity or video transport over 10GbE.

In addition to product and technology leadership, industry analyst firm Dell 'Oro Group's latest Ethernet Switch report named Cisco as the number one supplier of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2/3 switches, continuing a Cisco leadership trend in 10GbE that began in 2001.