You probably have already heard that during CiscoLive Milan, we have unveiled the new additions to our Data Center and Cloud networking portfolio: New Nexus 7706 and a high density F3 Series 1/10G module for Nexus 7700 provide increased deployment options for data center interconnect, core or aggregation. The next generation Nexus 5600 family offers VXLAN […]
For about 2 decades, Fibre Channel has been deployed to support the most rigorous and demanding applications, and is mainly because FC possesses certain characteristics that enterprise customers embrace, i.e – reliability, performance and scalability. 16Gb Fibre Channel is one of the preferred choice for mission-critical applications that required deterministic low latency networks to connect […]
Recent trends like BYOD, Virtualization, Cloud and Video is driving unprecedented levels of data growth and demanding strong interdependency between the virtual server, network, and storage environments. Customers agree that in order to properly support consolidated, highly virtualized environments, organizations need improved, easy-to-manage server, network and storage, capable of cloud scale and performance. The complexity […]
The data center landscape has changed dramatically in several dimensions. Server virtualization is almost a defacto standard with a big increase in VM density. And there is a move towards world of many clouds. Then there is the massive data growth. Some studies show that data is doubling in every 2 years while there is […]
Twenty years ago, Cisco started shipping the Cisco MDS 9000 storage networking switches. Since then, Cisco has introduced a number of groundbreaking storage networking innovations like Nexus switching and management technologies. These innovations have benefited our customers for decades now and have advanced the storage networking industry at large.
In January 2023, we launched the third major release (12.1.2) of NDFC SAN Controller. This makes the perfect time to upgrade from DCNM to NDFC not just because three is a magic number, but also because of ten reasons that I am sharing in this post.
NDFC 12.1.2 sets up the building blocks for customer velocity, deployment flexibility, and growing data center environments by focusing on Hybrid Cloud Solution, improved scale, and enhancements to existing features with high user adoption.
DCNM SAN Insights can turn an elephant of data streamed out of MDS switches into nice charts for troubleshooting and performance analyses. IO flows are self-learned and at scale.
Today, Cisco is raising the bar for storage networking with new features that further future-proof data centers to support existing and emerging applications.