Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cisco releases the Nexus 7000

I sat through some pretty good presentations yesterday at the Cisco Partner Data Center VT in San Jose and one of the cool new items that was covered is the new Nexus 7000 Switch platform. I think this switch is going to have some serious impact on where things are going. The platform has the ability to do both IP, Ethernet, Fiber Channel over Ethernet and other SAN based services and to perform at a 10Gbps scaling to 40Gbps and 100Gbps when the appropriate standards releases come out. It really is an remarkable piece of hardware. I imagine it is going to take awhile for adoption but I can't wait to get my hands on one to deploy! It really is going to be the next generation for large scale data center especially with virtual machine growth and blade and cluster configurations. The video on the site does a pretty good job explaining what it can do.
- Ed