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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cisco 2500 and 5500 Wireless Controller Breakdowns

The Cisco® 2500 Series Wireless Controller are designed for 802.11n performance and enables systemwide wireless functions
in small to medium-sized enterprises and branch offices.

• Supports up to 75 access points and 1000 clients

• 1 Gbpsthroughput, four 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports (two support Power over Ethernet [PoE])

• Supports corporate wireless service for mobile and remote workers with secure wired tunnels to the
Cisco Aironet® 600, 1130, 1140 or 3500 Series Access Points

AIR-CT2504-5-K9        2500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 5 Cisco access points
AIR-CT2504-15-K9    2500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 15 Cisco access points
AIR-CT2504-25-K9    2500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 25 Cisco access points
AIR-CT2504-50-K9    2500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 50 Cisco access points

Accessories

AIR-CT2504-RMNT=    Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller Rack Mount Bracket
PWR-2504-AC=        Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller Spare Power Supply (not necessary with original order as 1 power supply is included)

Access Point License Upgrades (E-Delivery{L} or Paper)

L-LIC-CT2504-1A        1 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (e-Delivery)

L-LIC-CT2504-5A        5 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (e-Delivery)
   
L-LIC-CT2504-25A    25 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (e-Delivery)

LIC-CT2504-1A        1 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (Paper Certificate - U.S. Mail)

LIC-CT2504-5A        5 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (Paper Certificate - U.S. Mail)
   
LIC-CT2504-25A        25 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (Paper Certificate - U.S. Mail)


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The Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller, is a highly scalable and flexible platform that enables systemwide
services for mission-critical wireless networking in medium-sized to large enterprises and campus environments.

The 5500 Series supports a higher density of clients and delivers more efficient roaming, with at least nine
times the throughput of existing 802.11a/g networks.

• Supports 12, 25, 50,100, 250, or 500 access points for business-critical wireless services at locations of all sizes

• Separate SSID tunnels allow both corporate and personal Internet access

• An optional redundant power supply that helps to ensure maximum availability

AIR-CT5508-12-K9    5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 12 Cisco access points
AIR-CT5508-25-K9    5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 25 Cisco access points
AIR-CT5508-50-K9    5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 50 Cisco access points
AIR-CT5508-100-K9    5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 100 Cisco access points
AIR-CT5508-250-K9    5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 250 Cisco access points
AIR-CT5508-500-K9    5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 500 Cisco access points


Accessories

AIR-PWR-5500-AC=    5500 Series Wireless Controller Redundant AC Power Supply

AIR-FAN-5500=        5500 Series Wireless Controller Fan Tray

AIR-CT5500-RK-MNT    5500 Series Wireless Controller Spare mounting kit


Capacity Upgrade Licenses (E-Delivery)

L-LIC-CT5508-5A        5 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller (eDelivery)
   
L-LIC-CT5508-25A    25 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller (eDelivery)
   
L-LIC-CT5508-50A    50 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller (eDelivery)

L-LIC-CT5508-100A    100 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller (eDelivery)

L-LIC-CT5508-250A    250 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller (eDelivery)


Capacity Upgrade Licenses (Paper Delivery)

LIC-CT5508-5A        5 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller
   
LIC-CT5508-25A        25 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller

LIC-CT5508-50A        50 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller
   
LIC-CT5508-100A        100 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller
   
LIC-CT5508-250A        250 AP Adder License for the 5508 Controller

The additive capacity licenses allow for the increase in access point capacity supported by the controller up to a maximum
of 500 access points. As an example, if a controller was initially ordered with the 250 access point support, that capacity
could be later increased to up to 500 access points by purchasing a 250 access point additive capacity license (1x-LIC-CT5508-250A).

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company v. Oracle Corporation

 The second phase of the trial has been delayed while the courts wait for the results of the appeal by Oracle.

HP's Open Letter :

Court Brief Links :

HP is looking for 4 billion dollars in damages from when they sued Oracle when they announced they would stop porting their software to the Itanium prcoessor.

Oracle tried to shut down the damages phase by filling a strategic lawsuit against public participation but it was filed too late and dismissed.  Oracle appealed the decision to a higher court and it has not been heard yet.

The two IT behemoths will go toe to toe again May 10th, 2013.  HP claims that it has 140,000 customers who run Oracle on their Integrity, HP-UX, OpenVMS, NonStop and X86 systems.



In the X86 space Oracle's Sun Fire X4800 M2 server set a world record on the TPC-C benchmark, beating the best results from IBM and HP.  A X4800 M2 with 8 x E7-8870 (30M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI) processors was almost 3 times faster than the HP Superdome with 64 processors.

If the licensing fees are based on CPU's it could be something worth looking into for cost savings.

On April 20th, 2009 Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems for 7.4 Billion dollars.

Hardware Sales reported March 2013, for the third quarter was $671 million, down 23 percent, representing 8% of revenue.  Hardware systems support was $570 million, down 6%, representing 6% of revenue.

Now that Oracle charges for even bug fixes and updates it's little wonder that the services side was just a little lower than the actual hardware sales.

Looking back to March 2012, Hardware sales fell 16% to $869 million.  That represents almost $200 in lost hardware sales one year later.  I don't think I have to do a graph on the Oracle Cloud to show the steady decline as a software company clearly show's that it has no clue in the hardware business.  Long lead times and dealing with sales staff that lack knowledge have been the messages that we've been receiving from our customers since Oracle took over Sun.