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Cisco expands server-aggregation technology

Cisco Systems has announced new products for its Service Oriented Network Architecture-based datacentre framework.

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Cisco Systems has announced new products for its Service Oriented Network Architecture-based datacentre framework.

The firm has announced a high-end, eight-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module for its Catalyst 6500 Series switches. The new module increases the architectural scalability of the Catalyst 6500 range.

It has been designed to enable high-performance server aggregation, LAN access uplink aggregation and connectivity within the core, where higher-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet is required.

Cisco said its new product would deliver a 60% increase in local switching performance while lowering the price-per-port by around 30%.

The company has also launched a new Catalyst Blade Switch 3040 for the Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY series blade server chassis, adding to its blade switching range for Dell, HP and IBM machines.

Cisco has also announced the establishment of an online scripting community, Cisco Beyond, allowing users to share scripts and best practice for device management.

It has been set up as a web-based file-sharing system, where users can download and share scripts for Embedded Event Manager, the device and system management technology integrated into various Cisco switches and routers.

This was first published in September 2006

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