Cisco Updates Storage Networking Portfolio


By Max Smolaks

Cisco has announced a number of updates to its product portfolio that expand the range of connectivity options available to data center designers.

According to the company, the all-new MDS 9718 multi-layer storage director has the highest port density in the industry and is one of the first to support the upcoming 32G connectivity standard.

The recently introduced 40G Nexus 5672UP-176G switch is offering Ethernet, Fiber Channel (FC) and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity from a single platform.

Finally, the Unified Computing System (UCS) Fabric Interconnect 6300 Series now includes two new 40G switches and a compatible fabric extender.

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