Cisco Scales Its Fabric

Cisco network innovation enables the most scalable data center fabric on the planet

October 18, 2011

1 Min Read

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- As Internet traffic volumes increase at exponential rates (by 2013 it's predicted that there will be 56 exabytes (about 12.8 billion online movies) crossing the internet per month) the data centers that house and secure applications and data need to scale while remaining highly secure. Today, Cisco introduced ground-breaking 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 introduced today 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; together they provide industry-leading data center fabric scalability, supporting over 12,000 10GE server ports: double the next-best offering on the market at less than half the cost.

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

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