EA-STD-018 Aggregation Switch

Architectural Classification

Technology \ Networks

Standard Specification

Aggregation switches and routers connect the access layer to the backbone network. The aggregation layer directs and filters traffic between access layer and the core layer.


Baseline (Today) Emerging (To track)
  • Cisco Systems



  • Cisco Meraki
  • Alternative Network Switch Providers


Tactical (0-3 years) Strategic (3-6 years)
  • Cisco Systems


  • Cisco Systems


Retirement (to be removed) Containment (No new development)


Author: Craig Douglas Date: 24/10/2014 Version: 1.0
Document Security Level: PUBLIC 
Document Approvals: Technical Architecture Group

Enterprise Architecture Practice

Enterprise Architecture Board

IT Director


June 2014



Review Date: October 2015

Access Switch Roadmap

Aggregation Switch