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Cisco Bets On 40-GbE, Open Networks

Cisco showed it is serious about the next stage of networking technology with its unveiling of a full line of 40-Gigabit Ethernet, cloud-to-cloud management, open source networking and software-defined networking (SDN) hardware and software.

While 40-GbE networking has been available for some time, and while 100-GbE equipment is trickling into the market, Cisco's new 40-GbE networking gear is targeted at getting data centers, which for the most part are based on 10-GbE technology, ready for the next level of networking.