Cisco Expands Nexus, Provides Vision with Insieme
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Soni Jiandani, senior vice president for Insieme Networks, explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that Insieme is a subsidiary company 85 percent owned by Cisco.
"Insieme is primarily an organization that is focusing on working on the next-generation data center solutions, around an application-centric infrastructure that will complement Cisco's existing portfolio," Jiandani said.
The goal at Insieme is to simplify networking from end to end by taking an application-centric approach that doesn't rely simply on building a network of disparate boxes.
Cisco is also expanding its data center switching portfolio with the Nexus 7770 series. The Nexus 7770 is the latest evolution of the Nexus 7000, which Cisco first announced in 2008. The first generation of Nexus 7000 boxes supported up to 512 10 GbE connections and 15 Tbps of switching capacity. The new top-end Nexus 7718 is an 18 slot chassis and scales up to 83 Tbps of switching capacity. In terms of port density, the system can support up to 192 ports of 100 GbE and 384 ports of 40 GbE.