Cisco 8000 Series

September 9, 2022

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SONiC in the Real World

Cisco has teamed up with Microsoft to present our unique vendor and operator perspectives on Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) enablement. Join our team for the first in a series of collaborativley-authored blogs on building and operating next generation networks with SONiC.

June 23, 2022

DEVELOPER

Meet Rapidly Scaling Cloud Data Center Requirements with SONiC

Learn how SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) allows cloud operators to share the same software stack across hardware from multiple vendors. See how the SONiC Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) enables ASIC and hardware abstraction and network operating systems portability.

Assessing the Real-World Environmental Impact of Routers

Networking equipment power claims are complicated. Is it chip, card, or system power being stated, and how was it evaluated? To pursue more energy-efficient routers and switches, we need to understand what this really means.

February 28, 2022

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Achieve a Secure, Sustainable Network with Cisco 8000

In the age of IoT, security is critical to a sustainable future. Learn how we’re building secure, longer-lasting products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve your bottom line.

November 12, 2021

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Cisco and SONiC

On November 9th and 10th, we had the opportunity to showcase our commitment at the 2021 Open Compute Project Global Summit with a demo scaling a next generation data center with SONiC VXLAN on the Cisco 8000 for customers wanting a fully integrated system with the silicon, platform, and IOS-XR from Cisco, or wants to run SONiC on Cisco hardware (Cisco 8000), or wants a Silicon only offering.

Keeping Cool with QSFP-DD800 Optics

History has been very clear that for broad industry adoption of the 800G generation, an optical pluggable form factor must be judged on: (1) Backwards compatibility with previous generation optics (2) 100G+ electrical performance (3) Excellent thermal power dissipation The recent QSFP-DD MSA updates ensure all of these, but I’d like to focus on the […]

Expanding the Cisco 8000 Router Series

One year ago, we announced the Cisco 8000 Series routers, combining the revolutionary Cisco Silicon One chipset and Cisco IOS XR, to deliver a breakthrough in high-performance routers. Discover how we expanded the Cisco 8000 Series routers over the past year.

PacketFabric Deploys 400G on Cisco Silicon One

I recently had a virtual chat with PacketFabric CEO, Dave Ward. If you’re not familiar with PacketFabric, you will be soon. They are quickly becoming an industry mover and shaker in the Network-as-a-Service and next-gen Service Provider (ngSP) space. They’re also a customer of ours, having recently deployed the Cisco 8000 with our new 400G solutions.

Cisco Routing Portfolio for Mass Scale Infrastructures

Today we’re excited to announce the next chapter in the evolution of our Converged SDN Transport architecture, our new Routed Optical Networking, and cloud-native BNG solutions. And we are also pleased to announce some other noteworthy additions to the Cisco routing portfolio for mass-scale network infrastructures including the new NCS 540 Small Density Router, the […]