Cisco News for July 2013

Here at CXtec, we sell Cisco network hardware. And since our customers are so invested in this space, we thought it would be helpful to look back at the past month to see what Cisco has been up to. As we prepare to turn the corner into August, here is a look at what the company has been producing over the past month:

Cisco unveils new Nexus 7700 Switches


The Nexus switch is a perfect example of how Cisco has been slowly increasing the amount of bandwidth in its switches from 10, 40 and 100 Gb/second speeds. This summer, Cisco unveiled its newest Nexus 7700 product line at the Cisco Live event in Orlando, Fla. This Nexus product sports a revamped, more compact design and also contains new application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC).
The new 7700 series of Nexus switches have approximately 2.5 times the throughput of the Nexus 7000 model, while taking up 33 percent less rack space. Additionally, the new chassis uses about 60 percent less power than its predecessor.

 

F3 Chips added to Nexus 7000 models


In addition to the new line of Nexus 7700’s that have just been released, Cisco has also revamped its 7000 model switches with a new set of F3 line card chips. This is expected to increase the speed of the 7000 series devices to 100 Gb/sec. This is the same F3 chip that is used in current 7700 model switches.

 

 

Preparing for the future


Cisco is also looking ahead as it prepares to connect the billions of unconnected devices through the Internet of Everything.  The company announced at its Cisco Live conference that it is in the process of developing a new high-end ASIC router that will have four billion transistors and 1.5 million lines of software code. It is expected to cost $250 million, and will provide adequate routing technology to power the Internet of Everything.

 

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