Cisco Launches FabricPath Switching System For Scalable Data Center Ethernet Fabrics

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Craig GriffinMassively scalable data centers have unique requirements such as low latency, high performance, non-stop operation, simplicity of design, workload mobility and storage transport support. To address these requirements Cisco launched FabricPath, which is a scalable multi-link and multipath technology allowing 2 to 48 Nexus 7000s to be configured in a large, non-blocking Ethernet switch fabric. This fabric, called a FabricPath Switching System or FSS, eliminates oversubscription and creates a two-tier fabric. In addition to FabricPath, Cisco launched its’ F-Series 10GbE module for the Nexus 7000, which offers 32 ports of auto-sensing 1/10GbE targeted at server access, aggregation and FCoE implementations solutions. Craig Griffin, Senior Director of Product Management for Cisco’s Nexus 7000 discusses new Ethernet innovations for the age of massively scalable data centers.

A white paper on the topic is available here:

11 Debates over Cisco Launches FabricPath Switching System For Scalable Data Center Ethernet Fabrics

  1. Stuart Miniman said:

    @NickLippis on http://bit.ly/9qwxpP it says that there's a WP, but none on the site. I got the WP on the other post that went up today

  2. Bill Schakespeare said:

    RT @stu: @NickLippis on http://bit.ly/9qwxpP it says that there's a WP, but none on the site. I got the WP on the other post that went u …

  3. Stuart Miniman said:

    @NickLippis on http://bit.ly/9qwxpP it says that there's a WP, but none on the site. I got the WP on the other post that went up today

  4. Nick Lippis said:

    New podcast interview on Cisco's FabricPath Switching System with Craig Griffin http://bit.ly/befPrl

  5. Nick Lippis said:

    It’s there now, thanks Stuart and Bill, just click on the link “here”

  6. DataCenterArchitect said:

    [The Lippis Report] Cisco Launches FabricPath Switching System For Scalable Data Center Ethernet Fabrics http://ow.ly/1qIYsg

  7. The Tech Gang said:

    [The Lippis Report] Cisco Launches FabricPath Switching System For Scalable Data Center Ethernet Fabrics http://ow.ly/1qIYsg

  8. Cisco Nexus 7000 said:

    Podcast by @Nicklippis on Fabric Path http://bit.ly/cBTeKN <– Exciting technology on Nexus platform

  9. Balaji Siva said:

    Podcast by @Nicklippis on Fabric Path http://bit.ly/cBTeKN <– Exciting technology on Nexus platform

  10. Ralph Viengxay said:

    Have you ever thought of including videos with your site articles to keep the visitors even more interested? I mean I just read through the entire content of yours and it was pretty fantastic but since I am more of a visual learner, I found that way to be much more useful. well, let me know what you feel.

  11. Nick Lippis said:

    Hi Ralph

    We’re kicking off a vidcasat this fall. You can see one short video clip on this subject here: http://lippisreport.com/2010/07/nicks-take-on-tier-2-vs-tier-3-data-center-network-fabric/

    Let me know what you think would work best for the audience i.e., length of time, graphics or not, interviews and/or short presos, etc.

    thanks for the ideas.

    Nick