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The Cisco Catalyst 4948E Ethernet Switch is the first Cisco Catalyst E-Series data center switch built from the start to deliver class-leading, full-featured server-access switching. The switch offers forty-eight 10/100/1000 Gbps RJ45 downlink ports and four 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports and is designed to simplify data center architecture and operations by offering service provider-grade hardware and software in a one Rack Unit (1RU) form factor optimized for full-featured Top-of-Rack (ToR) data center deployments. The Cisco Catalyst 4948E builds on the advanced technology of the Cisco Catalyst 4948 Switches, the most deployed ToR switch in the industry, with more than 10 million ports deployed worldwide. The Cisco Catalyst E-Series doubles the uplink bandwidth and offers true front-to-back airflow with no side or top venting. Stringent airflow management reduces data center operating costs by providing strict hot-aisle and cold-aisle isolation.