QSFP-DD Optical form factor: An evolutionary approach to 400GbE Interconnect
Posting this blog on behalf of Mark Nowell, Distinguished Engineer, INSBU. The rapid growth of cloud data center in terms of storage and networking is something Cisco has been tracking through the Cisco Global Cloud Index for several years now. Our latest forecast shows that we’re on track to meet and likely exceed the 14 […]
Cost Optimized 32G Fabric Switch, FC-NPV On Nexus 9300, SAN Telemetry Streaming and Integration with Virtual Instrument …
As data grows with more people, devices, and applications coming online, the data center storage infrastructure that hosts and powers the workloads also needs to evolve to keep up with the increasing demand. What should be truly alarming to any storage and storage networking admin is the vast majority of this data growth has happened […]
VXLAN Innovations- VXLAN EVPN Multi-Site: Part 2 of 2
Posting this blog on behalf of Babi Seal, Senior Manager, Product Management, INSBU and Lukas Krattiger, Principal Engineer, INSBU This is the second blog in a two-part series that highlights novel Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)-related features that are now shipping in the latest software release of the Nexus 9000 platform. In the previous blog, […]
The Past, Present and the Future of Storage Traffic Visibility and Analytics
The term "Big Data" expresses both the challenges and opportunities of exponential growth in data storage. Here, we look at the importance of visibility and analytics for optimizing storage networking.
VXLAN Innovations on the Nexus OS: Part 1 of 2
Posting this blog on behalf of Babi Seal, Senior Manager, Product Management, INSBU and Lukas Krattiger, Principal Engineer, INSBU Virtual Extensible LAN or VXLAN for short has been around...
The Cisco Nexus 9516 Thrusts Itself into the Record Books
October 2017 will mark the 20-year anniversary of the world record set for the fastest automobile ever recorded – the appropriately named “ThrustSSC” that distinguished itself as the first car to ever break the sound barrier Almost two decades later, the Cisco Nexus 9516 Switch put up some serious performance numbers of its own such […]
For Data Center Security, It’s Not ‘Trust, but Verify’, Verify Again, and then Trust
According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Security Report, security attacks on businesses have significant consequences with nearly quarter of these companies suffering lost business opportunities, 20 percent of them losing customers, and more than 30 percent of them losing revenue. For example, the recent rash of ransomware attacks around the globe are expected to cost […]
Cisco Nexus Reaches Another Impressive Milestone through Continued Innovation Delivery
Cisco recently announced a major customer milestone in our data center portfolio with the news that the Unified Computing System topped more than 60,000 active customers, from literally zero in 2009. Other parts of our data center portfolio are doing just as well as we discussed in our most recent earnings call where we announced […]
Why 50% Lower Cost and 50% Improved Application Performance with a Cisco IP Storage Fabric Matters for the Real World
Discussions of enterprise storage networking often focus too much on the speeds-and-feeds of a given technology or system and very little on the use case. Is Fibre Channel faster than...