Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:25

Cisco unveils new hardware for what it calls 'Internet of the future' Featured

By
Chuck Robbins addressing the audience during Wednesday's event in San Francisco. Chuck Robbins addressing the audience during Wednesday's event in San Francisco. Cisco

Networking giant Cisco has unveiled a single processor architecture to be used both for network routing and swithcing equipment, claiming that it would be able to handle data better than existing chips.

At a function in San Francisco on Wednesday, the company introduced Silicon One, its new networking architecture that it says can be used at any point in a network, and the new Cisco 8000 series routers that use the new chips, saying these were part of its strategy for the "Internet of the future".

Along with a new operating system, IOS XR7, the company says this combination will serve as the backbone of the Internet for the next few decades.

Cisco chairman and chief executive Chuck Robbins “Innovation requires focused investment, the right team and a culture that values imagination. We are dedicated to transforming the industry to build a new Internet for the 5G era.

"Our latest solutions in silicon, optics and software represent the continued innovation we're driving that helps our customers stay ahead of the curve and create new, ground- breaking experiences for their customers and end users for decades to come," he said.

The new processors are claimed to support near-term performance of up to 25Tbps. Cisco claims, "The first Cisco Silicon One 'Q100’ model surpasses the 10Tbps routing milestone for network bandwidth without sacrificing programmability, buffering, power efficiency, scale or feature flexibility."

Presumably in order to lend weight to the announcement, representatives from Microsoft, Facebook and Google Cloud were also present.

Amin Vahdat, fellow and vice-president of Systems Infrastructure, Google Cloud, said: “We look forward to working with Cisco as it enters the high-end routing silicon space, collaborating to help meet the next generation of network demands for higher speeds and greater capacity."

Najam Ahmad, vice-president of Network Engineering at Facebook, added: "“Facebook has been a strong advocate for network disaggregation and open ecosystems, launching key industry initiatives such as the Open Compute Project and the Telecom Infrastructure Project to transform the networking industry.

“Cisco’s new Silicon One architecture is aligned with this vision, and we believe this model offers network operators diverse and flexible options through a disaggregated approach.”

DIGITAL MARKETING HAS NO SOCIAL DISTANCING OR TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

As part of our Lead Machine Methodology we will help you get more leads, more customers and more business. Let us help you develop your digital marketing campaign

Digital Marketing is ideal in these tough times and it can replace face to face marketing with person to person marketing via the phone conference calls and webinars

Significant opportunity pipelines can be developed and continually topped up with the help of Digital Marketing so that deals can be made and deals can be closed

- Newsletter adverts in dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- News site adverts from small to large sizes also as dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- Guest Editorial - get your message out there and put your CEO in the spotlight

- Promotional News and Content - displayed on the homepage and all pages

- Leverage our proven event promotion methodology - The Lead Machine gets you leads

Contact Andrew our digital campaign designer on 0412 390 000 or via email andrew.matler@itwire.com

CONTACT US!

LAYER 1 ENCRIPTION A KEY TO CYBER-SECURITY SOLUTION

Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication have become mandatory in most industries.

Data encryption methods previously used only by military and intelligence services have become common practice in all data transfer networks across all platforms, in all industries where information is sensitive and vital (financial and government institutions, critical infrastructure, data centres, and service providers).

Get the full details on Layer-1 encryption solutions straight from PacketLight’s optical networks experts.

This white paper titled, “When 1% of the Light Equals 100% of the Information” is a must read for anyone within the fiber optics, cybersecurity or related industry sectors.

To access click Download here.

DOWNLOAD!

Sam Varghese

website statistics

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

VENDOR NEWS & EVENTS

REVIEWS

Recent Comments