Cisco Live! 2013 – New Additions to Nexus Modular Switches

Cisco Nexus switch

VIDEO – At Cisco Live! in Orlando, two weeks ago Cisco unveiled new additions to Cisco’s flagship Data Center line of modular switches, Nexus 7710 and Nexus 7718.

These new chassis offer the hosting industry high scalability in an optimized form factor. Jeff Raymond, Senior Director Product Management at Cisco Systems talks about these products and how they enhance the Cisco Unified Fabric portfolio.

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The New Nexus 7700 Switches and Modules

Cisco is extending the Nexus 7000 portfolio with new Nexus 7700 Series switches and new F3 Series I/O Modules, including:

  • The new Nexus 7700 Series switches, which consist of environmentally efficient Nexus 7710 (10-slot) and Nexus 7718 (18-slot) chassis.
  • The new F3 series I/O modules, which are supported on both 7000 and 7700 Series switches, deliver 40G/100G density, improve power efficiency by 60%, and support a broad set of proven Data Center Switching features.
  • With these innovations, the Nexus 7718 delivers industry’s highest capacity 40G and 100G switch with up to 384 40-Gbps ports and 192 100-Gbps ports. The Nexus 7718 has been designed to deliver up to 83Tbps of overall switching capacity.

The new Nexus 7700 Series switches are scheduled to ship in July 2013 and the new F3 Series I/O modules are scheduled to be available the second half of 2013.