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Cisco on Wednesday also unveiled the Cisco Nexus 7000 F-series I/O module, a new line card for its Nexus switches which adds 32 1-Gbit Ethernet or 10-Gbit Ethernet ports for server access and aggregation, Kelshikar said.
The new F-series module fits in all Nexus 7000 switches. "This is all about investment protection," he said.
The modules are priced about $1,000 per 10-Gbit Ethernet port, and are expected to ship this Summer.
Also new from Cisco are additions to its Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) line of services for accelerating application traffic over a WAN.
The new services include the ability to deploy WAAS in branch offices via certain models of Cisco's Integrated Services Router G2 and optimize Web applications for deploying them in a data center or hosting them in the cloud. Other new services improve the access of Windows server applications from a data center and the cloud and ease the deployment of mobile applications on cloud infrastructures, Kelshikar said.
Cisco also introduced a new networking switch, the Catalyst 4948E, which fits up to 48 Ethernet and Gbit Ethernet ports in a 1U chassis with a 100-percent higher uplink capability and a 30-percent improvement in switch fabric throughput compared to existing switches, he said.
The Catalyst 4948E is already available, and priced starting at $10,995.
Also new are Cisco Cloud Enablement Services, which provide strategy, planning, design, and implementation of data center technology to help customers take advantage of cloud computing, Kelshikar said.
"We are helping customers understand their needs, find the right architecture, and customize as needed to get to the cloud," he said.