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Cisco ONE SDN Controller Debuts as Nexus Goes 40G

Cisco is announcing the new Nexus 6000 switch family, which will now offer the Cisco Nexus 6000highest 10 GbE and 40 GbE port density in the Cisco switching portfolio.

Now we are upgrading our data center switching fabric capability end to end into the era of 40 gig environments," David Yen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Data Center, told EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet.

According to Cisco, the Nexus 6000 can support up to 75,000 virtual machines on a single switch. The Nexus 6000 switch is powered by new ASIC silicon technology that Cisco has custom developed for the platform. The top end Nexus 6004 chassis can support up to 384 ports of 10 GbE or 96 port of 40 GbE in a 4RU configuration.

Cisco is also expanding on the OpenFlow approach with its new Cisco ONE Software Controller. Yen explained that the Cisco ONE controller is able to support Cisco's onePK (ONE Platform Kit) for enabling SDN as well as OpenFlow.

Read the full story at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
Cisco Opens Up Networking Fabric for SDN

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.