Cisco has introduced additions to its data center networking portfolio that deliver architectural flexibility and scale for physical, virtual or cloud computing environments. Cisco also added new switches with sub-microsecond latency to the Nexus 3000 ultra-low latency switching family, and introduced a virtualized version of ASA security appliance.
The new Cisco switching products introduced augment the Cisco Unified Fabric portfolio, which consists of Nexus data center switches and MDS storage switches. Cisco unveiled second- generation capabilities for the Nexus7000 family and Cisco Fabric Path support for the Nexus 5500 switch. Together, they provide data center fabric scalability, supporting over 12,000 10GbE server ports.
John McCool, Senior Vice-President & General Manager, Core Technology Group, Cisco, said, "Aimed at helping our customers to achieve their business goals faster and with less risk, Cisco's pace of data center innovation is unrivalled, and with over19,000 NX-OS customers, it is clear that the market has embraced Cisco's fabric approach as the foundation for their data center architecture. Cisco is leading the industry transition to 10 Gb Ethernet delivering the highest scale in the market today. Cisco provides extremely flexible solutions that support diverse data center environments, from small-scale or general purpose enterprise applications to the special requirements of Web 2.0, high-performance computing, Big Data and cloud computing."
Rajan Patel, Senior Network Engineer, Hannover Life Re America, said, "We rely on our Cisco network architecture to give us the best network performance today and future capabilities for tomorrow, while protecting our existing infrastructure investments. Cisco continually delivers technology innovation on the Nexus 7000 platform which helps us to better support our business through improved scalability, high-performance, and simplified operations."
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