Cisco network innovation enables scalable data center fabric

Networking solutions major Cisco announced that it introduced additions
to its data center networking portfolio that address these needs and deliver
unmatched architectural flexibility and scale for physical, virtual or cloud
computing environments.

The new Cisco switching products augment the Cisco Unified Fabric
portfolio, which consists of Nexus data center switches and MDS storage
switches that connect servers, data storage, and corporate networks seamlessly
within the data center and cloud.

Cisco unveiled second generation capabilities for the Nexus 7000 Series
and Cisco FabricPath support for the Nexus 5500 switch. It supports over 12,000
10GE server ports.

Cisco also added new switches with sub-microsecond latency to the Nexus
3000 ultra-low latency switching series, and introduced a virtualized version
of its popular ASA security appliance to deliver consistent security for
virtualized and cloud environments.

“It’s 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 10Gb 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,” said John McCool, senior vice
president and general manager, Core Technology Group, Cisco.

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