Cisco ups the ante for 400G Ethernet with big-bandwidth data-center switches

MICHAEL COONEY | November 1, 2018

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Cisco is bringing high-speed Ethernet to the data center with four new switches it says will ultimately become the foundation of highdensity, intent-based networks. The new 400G Ethernet switches fall into two camps, two boxes in the Nexus 9000 family aimed at large-enterprise network customers and two in the 3400-S class targeted at high-bandwidth hyperscale users.  These switches pave the way for Terabit Ethernet switching to become a mainstream technology, wrote Thomas Scheiberote, Cisco vice president of product management, Data Center Networking.

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