Cisco adds Nexus 9504 and Nexus 9516 switches for cloud networks

Enterprise networking vendor Cisco today introduced Cisco Nexus 9504 and Nexus 9516 switches to the Nexus 9000 portfolio for cloud networks.

Cisco also announced new Nexus 3164Q switch designed for the demanding workloads of massively scalable data centers (MSDC) and big data. The Nexus 3164Q supports widest range of automation tools for Cloud providers including Linux Container support, XML, JSON, Puppet/Chef, Python, and OpenStack.

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Cisco Nexus 3000 switches power 8 of the 10 top cloud providers’ networks covering the majority of their footprint.

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Cisco Global Cloud Index says nearly two-thirds of all workloads will be processed in the cloud by 2017, and over two-thirds of all data center traffic will come from the cloud.

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Du taps Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches

du, a telecom service provider in the United Arab Emirates, is consolidating several data facilities into two next generation data centers designed to host new cloud services.

“We selected Cisco’s Nexus 9000 series switches and Application Centric Infrastructure as the foundation for our new data centers because the solution will streamline our operational processes and reduce operating expenses for power, cooling and cabling,” said Saleem Al Balooshi, executive vice president – Network Development & Operations, du.

Cisco bi-directional optics gives du four times the 40GE density as well as upgrades to 100Gb using the same cabling infrastructure, removing the necessity for costly fiber upgrades.

Benefits of Cisco Nexus 9500

The Nexus 9500 portfolio includes system innovations such as the industry’s first backplane-free modular switch with 15 percent more efficient power and cooling, and a simpler design with 30 percent of the components to improve mean time between failures with 2.8 times higher reliability.

Cisco said the switch portfolio also provides chassis flexibility for cost-effective 1/10G access designs, 10G/40G aggregation designs, and high-performance 40G and future 100G leaf-spine designs.

With 576 wire-speed 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 60 Tbps throughput, the Nexus 9516 is the industry’s highest density wire rate switch, removing barriers to scale and simplifying network design.

The Nexus 9504 provides a cost effective option to solve migration from core-aggregation-access to spine leaf architectures.

The new Nexus 3164Q switch, designed for the most demanding workloads, is an ultra-dense, high performance switch that delivers flexible connectivity for either 40 Gigabit or 10 Gigabits ports (up to 256 10Gigabit ports) in a 2 RU and a rich NX-OS feature set. The Nexus 3164Q offers seamless mobility with workload isolation, wire rate layer 2/layer 3 switching, and enhanced programmability options.

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