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Continuing its commitment to power an inclusive future for all by connecting more people and things, Cisco shared new innovations across its Nexus 9000 and Cisco 8000 portfolios to help enterprise, webscale and hyperscale customers deliver richer cloud applications and services while balancing their needs for more bandwidth using less space and power.

Cisco is leading the way by providing choice to its customers with options for disaggregated open-source operating systems along with integrated, cloud-optimized embedded network operating systems. Customers migrating to 100G/400G/800G data center fabrics can count on Cisco to help achieve the benefits of cost-effective scaling, sustainability and investment protection. Cisco demonstrates such impact today through massive internet architectures around the world, featuring high-performance, high-capacity switching and routing solutions.

“Cisco marked its moment in history in 2019, debuting the foundation for the Internet for the Future, helping communication service providers around the world build a stronger, more efficient internet to connect more people and things,” said Jonathan Davidson, executive vice president and general manager, Cisco enterprise networking and cloud and mass-scale infrastructure group. “Our approach to meet customers where they are now – vs. forcing a one-size-fits-all policy – fosters flexible and open operations without restrictions.”

Cisco Silicon One continues to demonstrate its versatility by expanding to more use cases within the data center. New routing and switching solutions, Nexus 9232E and Cisco 8111, featuring the G100 processor, will provide the programmability, bandwidth and efficiency necessary for today’s traffic demands. Compared to solutions built from 12.8Tbps switches, the G100 can provide 25.6Tbps with up to a 77% reduction in power and can save nearly 9,000 kg of CO2 emissions per year.

These platforms represent the major engineering advancements needed to support high-performance connectivity demands, such as with bandwidth-intensive AI/ML compute clusters, and are designed for modernizing multi-level data center fabrics in public and private clouds.

Cisco is also introducing two new high-density industry-standard QSFP-DD800 form factor optical transceivers that double the port bandwidth and connect single-mode fiber links in the data center up to 2km.

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