Cisco shipped one millionth Nexus 10Gb Ethernet port

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 23, 2011

Nexus 10Gb Ethernet portCisco recently announced that it has shipped its one millionth Nexus 10Gb Ethernet port, bringing the total number of Nexus ports in customer production environments to more than 7,000,000. The company also surpassed 10,000 NX-OS customers and neared 4,000 unified computing systems (UCS) customers at the end of its fiscal second quarter.

“They (customers) clearly believe a standards-based approach which combines unified computing with a unified fabric, and unified network services provides the data center foundation they’re looking for,” opined John McCool, Sr. VP, data center switching and services group.

The company believes that these developments demonstrate the platforms are quickly becoming the infrastructure of choice for next generation data center virtualization and private clouds in enterprise, public sector, commercial and service provider markets.

The Nexus and UCS families of products are vital assets in Cisco’s cloud computing portfolio. They provide the building blocks for highly virtualized data center and private cloud environments, and are already widely deployed by enterprises for private cloud applications such as desktop virtualization, hosted voice, video, collaboration and security.

UCS and Nexus have been implemented for cloud services at service providers such as AlphaWest, Bridgewater, Cable and Wireless, Cincinnati Bell, Navisite, Orange Business Services, PINS, Portugal Telecom, Rackspace, Radiant, Savvis, Saudi Telecom Company, SingTel, Sungard, Telstra, Telus, and Terremark.

The company informed that Nexus and UCS product families are designed to help customers build data center environments in a modular fashion. Cisco has employed an evolutionary standards-based approach throughout its data center portfolio.

The company further plans to advance its data center technology in the spring of 2011, when it will announce standards-based fabric portfolio innovations and proof points that extend the architectural flexibility of the fabric to support any application, at any location, and to any scale.
The company’s innovations will include convergence with ‘wire-once’ on-demand functionality; a standards-based end-to-end architecture to extend unified fabric consolidation beyond the access point. Cisco also plans innovation will enable seamless transition to virtualized, cloud-ready environments and also Nexus product family extensions to address ultra-low latency workload requirements.