Cisco Will Raise Catalyst Switch Prices by Up to 67%

Cisco Catalyst Switch Price increases on older gear intended to prod users into upgrades.

On November 2, 2013 Cisco will raise the price of some Catalyst 3000, 4000 and 6000 series switches and associated products by up to 67% to encourage purchase of newer equipment, according to a leaked confidential Cisco document. The price increases do not affect the new products, which include the Catalyst 6500 Supervisor 2T engine and the Catalyst 4500 Supervisor 8E.Cisco raises Catalyst Switch Prices by up to 67

It does impact the Catalyst 6500 Supervisor 720, and older Catalyst 3750 and 3560 products are affected. New Catalyst 3850 and 3650 switches do not appear on the price increase document. Cisco confirmed the price increase on the older gear.

“There are no price increases to the new Cisco switching products that have been recently announced, including the Catalyst 2960-X, 3850, 3650, 4500E with Sup 8E, and 6800, which offer greater functionality at either the same or lower price,” a company spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement. “There is a slight price increase for very small subset of older Catalyst models that now have a next generation option available to customers.”

One increase impacts a Catalyst 6500 distributed forwarding card with the part number WS-F6700-DFC3CXL. The price has been raised from $15,000 to $25,000, an increase of 67%. Its replacements, parts WS-F6K-DFC4-AXL and WS-F6K-DFC4-EXL, are priced at $20,000, 33% higher than the DFC3CXL card.

Resellers say Cisco at times will resort to this practice as an alternative to putting popular products on end-of-life notice. In some instances the company will charge more for a SMARTNet service contract on the old gear than for the newer replacement product, they say. Below is a snapshot of the Catalyst 6000 product increases and replacement product pricing taken from the document.

More Info and News about the Cisco Catalyst Switch Prices Increase

In a leaked confidential document, Cisco stated the following:

“Cisco is announcing a price increase for some of its Catalyst switching products.

“This price increase affects products, which have been in the market for several years.

“The new products we launched recently will not be affected by this increase. The SMARTnet prices will also not be affected by this price increase.”

Cisco Catalyst 6000 Switch Price Increases Effective November 2, 2013

Cisco Part Number Description Old Cisco Price New Cisco Price Cisco Migration Part Number and Global List Price
VS-C6504E-S720-10G Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray+Sup720-10G; IP Base ONLY incl. VSS $31,500 $45,500 VS-C6504E-SUP2T $31,000
VS-C6506E-S720-10G Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray+Sup720-10G; IP Base ONLY incl. VSS $33,995 $47,995 VS-C6506E-SUP2T $34,000
VS-C6509E-S720-10G Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray+Sup720-10G; IP Base ONLY incl. VSS $37,995 $51,995 VS-C6509E-SUP2T $38,000
VS-C6509VE-S720-10G Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray+Sup720-10G; IP Base ONLY incl. VSS $39,995 $53,995 VS-C6509VE-SUP2T $40,000
VS-S720-10G-3C Cat 6500 Supervisor 720 with 2x10GbE and 3x1GE MSFC3 PFC3C $38,000 $42,000 VS-S2T-10G $28,000
VS-S720-10G-3CXL Cat 6500 Supervisor 720 with 2x10GbE and 3x1GE MSFC3 PFC3CXL $48,000 $53,000 VS-S2T-10G-XL $38,000
WS-F6700-DFC3CXL Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card- 3CXL, for WS-X67xx $15,000 $25,000 WS-F6K-DFC4-AXLWS-F6K-DFC4-EXL $20,000
WS-X6708-10G-3C C6K 8 port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module with DFC3C (req. X2) $37,500 $42,500 WS-X6908-10G-2T $40,000
WS-X6708-10G-3CXL C6K 8 port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module with DFC3CXL (req. X2) $45,000 $55,000 WS-X6908-10G-2TXL $50,000

 

Cisco Catalyst 4000 Switch Price Increases Effective November 2, 2013

Cisco Part Number Description Old
Cisco
Price
New
Cisco
Price
Cisco Migration
Part Number and
Global List Price
ME-X4448-GB-BDL= 48 Port GE SFP FTTx Module, BX-D SFPs mandatory $6,995 $9,995 ME-X4640-CSFP-E $6,995
WS-C4503E-S6L-1300 4503-E Chassis, One WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E, 1300W PS $11,995 $14,995 WS-C4503E-S7L+48V+

(No PS Included)

$11,000
WS-C4503E-S6L-48V+ 4503-E Chassis, One WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E $11,000 $14,000 WS-C4503E-S7L+48V+ $11,000
WS-C4506E-S6L-1300 4506-E Chassis, Two WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E, 1300W PS $18,995 $21,995 WS-C4506E-S7L+96V+

(No PS Included)

$18,000
WS-C4506E-S6L-2800 4506-E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E, 2800W PS $19,995 $22,995 WS-C4506E-S7L+96V+

(No PS Included)

$18,000
WS-C4506E-S6L-4200 4506-E Chassis, Two WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E, 4200W PS $20,995 $23,995 WS-C4506E-S7L+96V+

(No PS Included)

$18,000
WS-C4507RES6L+96V+ 4507R+E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E $22,000 $25,000 WS-C4507RE+96V+ $22,000
WS-X4148-RJ Catalyst 4500 10/100 Auto Module, 48-Ports (RJ-45) $4,495 $5,495 WS-X4648-RJ45-E

WS-X4748-RJ45-E

$5,495

$6,995

WS-X4248-RJ45V Catalyst 4500 PoE 802.3af 10/100, 48-Ports (RJ45) $6,495 $7,495 WS-X4648-RJ45V+E

WS-X4748-UPOE+E

$7,495

$8,995

WS-X4448-GB-SFP Catalyst 4500 48-Port 1000Base-X (SFPs Optional) $16,495 $19,950 WS-X4640-CSFP-E $19,950
WS-X45-SUP6-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series Sup 6-E, 2x10GE(X2) w/ Twin Gig $19,995 $21,995 WS-X45-SUP8-E $19,995
WS-X45-SUP6L-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series Sup 6-E Lite, 2x10GE(X2) w/ Twin Gig $11,995 $14,995 WS-X45-SUP7L-E $11,995
WS-X4548-RJ45V+ Catalyst 4500 POE+ Ready 10/100/1000 48-Port (RJ45) $7,495 $8,995 WS-X4748-UPOE+E $8,995

 

Cisco Catalyst 3000 Switch Price Increases Effective November 2, 2013

Cisco Part Number Description Old Cisco Price New Cisco Price
WS-C3560V2-24PS-E  Catalyst 3560V2 24 10/100 PoE + 2 SFP + IPS (Enhanced) Image $5,790 $6,390
WS-C3560V2-24PS-S Catalyst 3560V2 24 10/100 PoE + 2 SFP + IPB (Standard) Image $3,795 $4,195
WS-C3560V2-24TS-E Catalyst 3560V2 24 10/100 + 2 SFP + IPS (Enhanced) Image $4,990 $5,490
WS-C3560V2-24TS-S Catalyst 3560V2 24 10/100 + 2 SFP + IPB (Standard) Image $2,995 $3,295
WS-C3560V2-24TS-SD Catalyst 3560V2 24 10/100 + 2 SFP + IPB Image + DC Power $3,495 $3,845
WS-C3560V2-48PS-E Catalyst 3560V2 48 10/100 PoE + 4 SFP + IPS (Enhanced) Image $8,490 $9,290
WS-C3560V2-48PS-S Catalyst 3560V2 48 10/100 PoE + 4 SFP + IPB (Standard) Image $6,495 $6,995
WS-C3560V2-48PS-SM Catalyst 3560V2 48 10/100 PoE + 4 SFP + IPB (Standard) Image 3-pack $19,485 $20,985
WS-C3560V2-48TS-E Catalyst 3560V2 48 10/100 + 4 SFP + IPS (Enhanced) Image $6,990 $7,690
WS-C3560V2-48TS-S Catalyst 3560V2 48 10/100 + 4 SFP + IPB (Standard) Image $4,995 $5,495
WS-C3750V2-24FS-S Catalyst 3750V2 24 100BASE-FX ports + 2 SFP Standard Image $8,300 $9,095
WS-C3750V2-24PS-E  Catalyst 3750V2 24 10/100 PoE + 2 SFP Enhanced Image $6,790 $7,490
WS-C3750V2-24PS-S Catalyst 3750V2 24 10/100 PoE + 2 SFP Standard Image $4,795 $5,195
WS-C3750V2-24TS-E Catalyst 3750V2 24 10/100 + 2 SFP Enhanced Image $5,990 $6,590
WS-C3750V2-24TS-S Catalyst 3750V2 24 10/100 + 2 SFP Standard Image $3,995 $4,395
WS-C3750V2-48PS-E Catalyst 3750V2 48 10/100 PoE + 4 SFP Enhanced Image $10,490 $11,490
WS-C3750V2-48PS-S Catalyst 3750V2 48 10/100 PoE + 4 SFP Standard Image $8,495 $9,495
WS-C3750V2-48TS-E Catalyst 3750V2 48 10/100 + 4 SFP Enhanced Image $8,990 $9,990
WS-C3750V2-48TS-S  Catalyst 3750V2 48 10/100 + 4 SFP Standard Image $6,995 $7,695

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