Wednesday, August 03, 2011

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Cisco Catalyst 6500 upgrade leaves classic users behind: So what?

Network Hardware Resale – reseller of refurbished Cisco equipment and continual thorn in the networking giant's side – has a beef with the Catalyst 6500 upgrade announced at Cisco Live 2011 Las Vegas. That is, if a beef can be considered a new way to make more money.

While some Cisco users were confused that the company announced a Catalyst 6500 upgrade instead of releasing the Nexus 7009 at Cisco Live, Network Hardware Resale (NHR)vice president of marketing Mike Lodato says the real problem is that Cisco only upgraded the Catalyst 6500-E series, but not the classic chassis.

Cisco will officially end-of-life the classic Catalyst in November 2012, ending all customer support for the components. That will mean classic Catalyst customers will either have to upgrade to the E-series – or turn to NHR for support (enter violins for NHR here).

The meantime between failure of a typical Cisco product is 20-plus years. They build an awesome product. Ninety percent of failures are manufacting errors that happen in the first 90 days,” said Lodato. “So how dare you make me buy a new chassis when there is no business need?”

Meanwhile, one network engineer at a multinational firm, who uses a mix of classic and E-series switches says it's unrealistic for customers to demand Cisco or any other vendor support components that are 12 years old.

At some point every company has to move on,” he said.

Meanwhile, if customers choose to move on to the E-series, but wait close to November 2012 to do it, they will likely end up facing a lengthy shipping backlog (some predict it to be about six weeks). That will also be a boon to NHR, which keeps both E-series and classics in stock and ready to ship within a few hours, Lodato says.

For those that don't want to upgrade to the E-series, NHR has a clear message:

If you like what you have, we're here to support you,” Lodato said.

AtWork! plugs in to statewide electronics recycling effort

Evergreen State consumers recycle old electronics by the bushel — more than 100 million pounds of outmoded computers, monitors and televisions since January 2009.
The haul is equal in weight to 181 fully loaded Boeing 787s.

Some 400,000 pounds of the statewide tally started as drop-offs to AtWork! The nonprofit organization helps connect employers and people with disabilities.

AtWork! operates a recycling center in Issaquah. The organization started collecting electronics in 2009 as the state rolled out E-Cycle Washington, a program to collect old electronics.

“That 200 tons of electronics has translated to more than $65,000 in revenue for our organization,” said Andrea Simmonds, director of development for Bellevue-based AtWork! “For us, every dollar that’s made in one of our social-enterprise businesses is a dollar that we can plow back into our mission of helping people with disabilities to find jobs in the community. So, for us, it’s kind of a win-win situation. We get to help the environment and it helps our ability to execute our mission.”

The organization sends, on average, two full trailers to E-Cycle Washington for processing twice each month.

Schools in the Issaquah School District also joined in the e-cycling effort. Liberty High School parent volunteers joined e-cycling nonprofit organization 1 Green Planet to host drop-off events during the school year.

AtWork! plugs in to statewide electronics recycling effort