Modular Product Positioning To ensure that we’re starting from the same level of understanding it’s a good idea to correctly position the Modular part of the portfolio. The ERS 8300 is increasingly focussed on the mid-sized Enterprise and being deployed as the Core Switch, utilising the Switch Clustering capability to deliver always-on network, a good set of advanced features, all at a very aggressive price point. Traditionally is was deployed as the large, Enterprise-class Wiring Closet Switch, and is still used in this role by many Customers; the combination of high port-density and high-performance ensures a premium Wiring Closet solution. The ERS 8600 is currently the premium Modular Switch solution, although this will eventually change with the pending launch of the new VSP 9000 (forecast for 2H10). However for the time being the 8600 remains the high-end solution for very sophisticated network requirements; where either or both advanced features for absolute performance requires are driving the purchasing decisions.