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Cisco Introduces Nexus 9504, 9516 Switches For Cloud Networking

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Continuing its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) innovation, Cisco on Monday introduced the new Cisco Nexus 9504 and Nexus 9516 switches to the Nexus 9000 portfolio.

The Enterprise networking vendor also announced the Nexus 3164Q switch designed for the demanding workloads of massively scalable data centers (MSDC) and big data.

Building on the programmability offerings of the Cisco 9000 portfolio, the Nexus 3164Q supports widest range of automation tools for Cloud providers including Linux Container support, XML, JSON, Puppet/Chef, Python, and OpenStack, Cisco said in a release.

According to the company, together with the Cisco Nexus 9508, the Cisco Nexus 9504 and Nexus 9516 switches provide the industry’s most scalable, programmable, energy-efficient and high-performance data center switch portfolio, designed to address cloud, big data, and complex applications.

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.

It (3164Q switch) offers seamless mobility with workload isolation, wire rate layer 2/layer 3 switching, and enhanced programmability options.

Cisco Nexus 3000 switches power eight of the 10 leading cloud providers’ networks covering the majority of their footprint. The announcements come as Cisco celebrates the fifth anniversary of its highly successful Unified Computing System (UCS).

According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, 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. Companies building enterprise private clouds, public clouds and hybrid clouds need policy-based automation to optimize their cloud deployments and gain the most efficiency.

“Through automation and programmability embedded within our NX-OS platforms, training, support, and certifications, we are empowering over two million networking engineers and thousands of channel partners worldwide to enable our enterprise, commercial, service provider and cloud customers to expand their skill sets while embracing on-premise private and hybrid cloud models with ACI in the data center and across the Access and WAN,” said Soni Jiandani, SVP, Cisco.

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