Cisco Propels Cloud-Ready Switching Portfolio Into Next Frontier of Networking Speed and Simplicity

Telecom Lead Team:
Cisco has updated its
switching portfolio with 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 40 GE capabilities,
the next speed limits for networking.


These new
capabilities will provide a holistic architectural approach across campus, data
center and service provider environments, and give customers a significant
advantage while addressing emerging trends like cloud, video, mobility,
and the proliferation of 10 GE.


It now becomes
the most extensive provider of 1/10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet and converged
networking switching solutions with the current update in switching portfolio.


“A strong
network foundation is central to today’s evolving corporate IT strategies, and
this period of rapid change is an exciting time to be in the enterprise network
and data center switching business,” said Rob Soderbery, senior vice president
for Cisco‘s Enterprise Networking


Cisco is
delivering investment protection with 40 GE performance options to
its Catalyst 6500switching line, and 40 GE and 100 GE capabilities in
its Nexus 7000 portfolio for interconnecting data centers to service


Cisco also
announced two new fixed-configuration platforms to expand its campus
aggregation and data center top of rack switching. These platforms provide
high-density 10 GE switching.


announced simpler network virtualization functionality for its Catalyst 6500,
4500 and Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000 product lines with a new
technology called Easy Virtual Network, as well as scalable virtual services
with a new Nexus 1010-X appliance for the data center.


“As we
continue to scale our data centers, deploying 40G/100G Ethernet is of strategic
importance. The availability of 40GE and 100GE interfaces on the Cisco Nexus
7000 offered the highest performance and density in a mature platform required
for Tencent to continue scaling our data center network to meet the growth
needs of our leading Internet services,” said Henry Hou, deputy general manager
of Network Infrastructure Dept, Tencent.


The company
said that recently it reached switching milestones of 10 million deployed 10 GE
switched ports since 2002, and 23,000 NX-OS customers, the operating
system that supports Cisco’s entire data center portfolio.


Last month,Cisco announced that Cisco Videoscape will now help enable new “video
in the cloud” services that will drive new revenue streams for service


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