Tom Edsall explains why smart or intelligent buffering in data center switches is far more valuable than big buffers. He also details how Nexus 9000’s ASIC and buffering technologies can best handle mixed traffic data center environments. More on Cisco Nexus 9000: http://cs.co/9003DAnrl
Cisco intelligent buffer management includes approximate fair dropping (AFD) with elephant trap (ETRAP), and dynamic packet prioritization (DPP) functions. It uses an algorithm-based architectural approach to address the buffer requirements in modern data centers. It offers a cost-effective and sustainable solution to support the ever-increasing network speed and data traffic load.
Tom is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Data Center Networking Group at Cisco Systems, and a guest lecturer at Stanford university where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering.
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