"The Nexus 9000 starts shipping this quarter. We are in the second quarter as of today and the Nexus 9000 starts to ship in Q2. Two models of the 9000 ship in Q2 and two subsequent models will ship in Q3. That's the best way to look at it," said Rob Lloyd (pictured), president of development and sales at Cisco. "The actual revenue implications to Cisco and its partners will evolve over the second half of calendar 2014. But we will begin to actually ship the fabric controller, the APIC… in our fourth quarter of this year."
Lloyd added: "So the revenue implications are now."