We are introducing several new innovations across Catalyst and Nexus solutions to help our customers address these mega trends. These include the ability to Expand capacity planning with next-generation performance enhancements including feature rich, non-blocking Layer 2/Layer 3 M2-Series 100G and 40G modules on the Nexus 7000 and 40G availability on the Catalyst 6500. These high speed modules allow customers to breakdown today’s bandwidth barriers and deliver up to 10 times faster connectivity and bandwidth over their existing network architectures and fiber infrastructure. We are also announcing the new Catalyst 4500-X, a fixed 1 RU 10 Gigabit Campus aggregation switch for space-constrained deployments. Next, for the high-frequency trading, big data and web 2.0 opportunities, we are introducing the Nexus 3064-X switch, an enhancement of the Nexus 3000 Series switch portfolio, which features a new design that further reduces latency, while also reduces power consumption by 25%.
The Cisco Unified Fabric Switching portfolio offers one of the broadest data center LAN and SANswitching portfolio’s in the industry spanning from the Hypervisor to the data center core. Cisco Unified Fabric provides the flexibility of high-performance, highly available, highly-scalable networks to serve diverse data centers needs including the lossless requirements to carry storage traffic (FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NAS) over a simplified infrastructure based on 10Gb Ethernet. All platforms in the portfolio run on a common operating system - NX-OS. Having a single operating system across every element of the data center network, provides operational and functional consistency with tight integration across the unified fabric significantly simplifying operations and providing a foundation for accelerated innovations. We also bring single pane of management for Nexus and MDS families with Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for simplified operations and control.
The addition of the M2-Series to the Nexus 7000 provides a high performance, high feature module for data center and Service Providers. With features like OTV and MPLS and large routing tables, the M2 and M1 Series modules are ideal for DC and SP interconnect. Where as the M2-Series delivers 40G and 100G connectivity with 240Gbps per slot capacity, the M1-Series modules provides 10G connectivity at 80Gbps. The F2-Series modules provide a high performance and scalable 10GE solution for Intra-data center fabric connectivity. With features like Cisco FabricPath and FEX connectivity, it deliver both high port density and massively scalable layer fabric.
Wednesday_Deploying Next Gen High Performance Fabric with 40GE / 100GE_Prab Kalra