Nexus 5000 Switches, Cisco Nexus 2232 Fabric Extender
, and Cisco UCS 6200 Series
The exchange has deployed the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and the Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
(FEX), which provides scalability and a single point of management capability.
In addition to the new Nexus 5500 10G switch, Unified Networking Services includes a firewall integrated with Cisco's Nexus 1000v virtual switch; a virtual version of the Cisco WAN acceleration appliance that runs under VMware hypervisors on Cisco servers; extensions to the Nexus 2000 fabric extender
line; a new 32-port 10G module for the Nexus 7000 switch; upgraded Nexus 1000v virtual switch software; and hardware and software extensions to the Catalyst 6500 switch to support higher density, greater scale and higher availability.
Next is the Fabric Extender
2208XP Chassis IO Module, which doubles bandwidth to the blade chassis to 160Gbps.
Cisco this week unveiled a blade addition to its Nexus line of data center switches that's designed to aggregate multiple physical x86 blade servers from various vendors into a 10G Ethernet fabric.<p>The Nexus 4000 is the first blade switch in the Nexus line, which also includes the Nexus 7000 core switch, the 5000 top-of-rack switch, the 2000 fabric extender
and the 1000V software-based virtual switch.
<p>VN-Link is integral to Cisco's Nexus 2148T fabric extender
to provide network interface virtualization, which provides a "direct, consistent view of VMs and the (data center) operational model" by divorcing VMs from their physical interfaces.
Juniper also says the QFX3000-M offers four times the performance, in 63% less rack space, using 74% fewer cables and 57% less power than a fabric built with Cisco'sNexus 7000 switches and Nexus 2000 fabric extenders
The company also expanded the Cisco Nexus[TM] portfolio with the Nexus 2248 and Nexus 2232 fabric extenders
, delivering cost-effective, industry-leading capacity with 10-Gigabit Ethernet to the data centre.
Cisco also unveiled two new Nexus fabric extenders
supporting speeds above and below Gigabit Ethernet, an 8Gbps fixed configuration MDS Fibre Channel SAN switch, and an appliance for provisioning services to virtual machines.