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Collaboration for Innovation on the Nexus 7000

July 1, 2008
at 12:00 pm PST

If you caught the keynote by Padmasree Warrior, our CTO, at Cisco Live, you know that the concept of”innovation through collaboration” is a key priority. So what does that mean?Well, one example is Jamey Heary’s recent discussion on what customers want to see in terms of new security features. Over in the data center, we want you to help us design our next generation of I/O modules for the Nexus 7000. We have just launched the Cisco Nexus 7000 I/O Module design tool. Some of you might have seen it at Cisco Live-its now available on cisco.com at www.cisco.com/go/nexus/yourdesign. The tool allows you to design an I/O module from scratch by picking performance, density and services and balancing those against available power-after all there is no free lunch. The tool also gives you an opportunity to tell us what your design priorities are and how you are building out your data center network.By collecting this information, we are giving our customers direct input into the very earliest stages of the design process. The tool is a modest start, but I have high hopes that it can evolve into a richer and broader forum for collaboration and innovation with our customers. So, check it out-its your opportunity to be a Cisco product manager, even if only for a short time.

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