Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Monster Switch - Cisco Nexus 7000

Some key points for N7K:
  • Data Center Class Switching Platform
  • Today 1.4Tbps, Scales beyond 15Tbps
  • New OS - NX-OS, a combination of IOS and SAN-OS
  • Cisco Trusted Sec enabled - link layer encryption at line rate and RBAC
  • Virtualization - Virtual Device Contexts
  • Future FCoE support
  • Unified I/O - save CapEx and OpEx - less HBA cards

Interesting Facts with N7K:
  • Download entire Wikipedia in 10ms
  • Download and transfer the entire searchable Internet in 7.5 mins
  • Send a photo to every single person on earth in 1/2 hr.
  • Transfer 5 mil concurrent Telepresence sessions

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