Network traffic has grown exponentially over the last several years, and this trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. By 2016, there will be 19 billion networked devices, up from 10 billion in 2011. Business IP traffic is expected to reach 13.1 exabytes per month in 2016 . Networks must be capable of scaling well beyond the needs of today to deal with the traffic of tomorrow while at the same time providing investment protection.With this in mind, Cisco is introducing the Cisco ® Catalyst ® 6807-XL Modular Switch for the next-generation campus. The Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Modular Switch is built on the rich DNA of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and provides high levels of scalability and performance. The Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Modular Switch provides unprecedented investment protection for migrations and upgrades from the Cisco Catalyst 6500-E Series Switch.