Cisco Announces Nexus 9516
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This week Cisco announced the Nexus 9516, which is a large 21 Rack-Unit (RU) chassis box with support for up to 2,304 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports. Going a step further, the Nexus 9516 supports up to 576 x 40 GbE ports. In total, Cisco claims the Nexus 9516 can deliver up to 60 Terabits per second (Tbps) of nonblocking throughput performance.
Cisco is also announcing the Nexus 9504, a 13 RU chassis providing up to 1,152 x 10 GbE and 288 x 40 GbE ports. In total, the Nexus 9504 promises up to 30 Tbps of nonblocking throughput performance.
The new Nexus 9500 platform extends the ACI-ready switching portfolio from Cisco. The first Nexus 9500 chassis were announced by Cisco in November of 2013 during the official ACI launch.