As my niece was snapping away pictures on her digital camera, I told her about the " back when I was a kid stories"; when you would have to be careful about the sun over exposing your film and having to anxiously wait days to see them. I then rampaged on about how you would HAVE to go to the library to look up information for book reports, how my tape player always jammed on my favorite part of the song, and the video recorder my dad had was so heavy he’d use his shoulder to leverage the weight. Amazing how dramatically technology is changing, information being only a click click away.
People are now living in the time of “faster” - data, video, photos, social media, the demand is growing exponentially higher by the day. How are networks keeping up with these demands? I’ll tell you one thing, it’s not sitting on the same data center configurations from 5 years ago, heck not even a year ago. Listening to the requirements of customer's needs, data centers need to have scalability, flexibility, and speed to rapidly move across networks.
Today, Cisco has announced several industry leading innovations in the Nexus switching portfolio that spans across the Unified Fabric portfolio. Please join us on October 25th at 9:00 a.m., PT to hear from industry analysts, customers and Cisco executives speaking in more detail about our product portfolio enhancements: “Evolutionary Fabric, Revolutionary Scale”.
Please also check out a great blog by Shashi Kiran, Director of DC/V on this topic: http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/re-defining-fabric-scale-thinking-beyond-the-box/