Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cisco Boosts 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet Capabilities

Cisco introduced a 40 Gigabit Ethernet Interface Module for its Catalyst 6500 Series and 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities for its Nexus 7000 data center switch. To expand its campus aggregation and data center top of rack switching, Cisco also announced two new fixed-configuration platforms that provide high-density 10 GE switching.

The enhancements include two new M2-Series modules for the Nexus 7000: a 2-port, 100 GbE Module with XL Option, which enables up to 32 high-density, non-blocking 100 GE ports in a Nexus 7000 chassis; and a 6-port 40 GbE Module with XL Option that enables up to 96 non-blocking 40 GE ports per Nexus 7000 chassis. A new Nexus 3064-X Switch is offers ultra-low-latency Ethernet specifically targeted at financial services companies. Cisco Nexus 1010-X Virtual Services Appliance offers a dedicated hardware platform for scalable deployment of services critical to virtualization infrastructure.

Cisco also introduced a "Easy Virtual Network" tool for its Catalyst 6500, 4500 and Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000 product lines to make it easier to manage virtual services. It simplifies the creation of separate logical networks on a single physical infrastructure.


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