Cisco Catalyst 8500 License

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The Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Edge Platforms empowers from Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN Software which is fully programmable software architecture, and API support, these platforms can facilitate automation at scale to achieve zero-touch IT capability while migrating workloads to the cloud.

The Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Edge Platforms empowers from Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN Software which is fully programmable software architecture, and API support, these platforms can facilitate automation at scale to achieve zero-touch IT capability while migrating workloads to the cloud. This IOS provides secure, cloud-scale SD-WAN solution for aggregation sites. Catalyst 8500 features the newest 3rd-gen Cisco Quantum Flow Processor (QFP) ASIC chip. The Catalyst 8500L Edge Platform features an x86 based platform architecture that is purpose built to continue delivering the same experience as an ASR1000 platform.

Models and Specifications

The Cisco Catalyst 8500L is a 1RU SD-WAN platform which supports 4 x 1/10GE with Built-in interface flexibility, up to 20-Gbps Cisco Express Forwarding aggregate throughput and vManage, Cisco DNA Center, programmable APIs. It also provides double the IPsec throughput compared to ASR1001-X. It also provides up to 51Gbps SD-WAN IPsec throughput.


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Cisco Catalyst 8500 License


The Catalyst 8500 is a 1RU SD-WAN platform which supports up to 120-Gbps Cisco Express Forwarding aggregate throughput, 12 x 1/10GE with built-in interface flexibility and vManage, Cisco DNA Center, programmable APIs. It also provides up to 19Gbps SD-WAN IPsec throughput.

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