|[January 29, 2014]
Cisco Nexus 9500 Switch Offers Highest Performance and Lowest Latency in Miercom 40GE Competitive Study
PRINCETON, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Miercom, a leading independent test lab, announced today it has verified
in a comprehensive review that Cisco's (News - Alert) Application Centric
Infrastructure switches Nexus 9508 and Nexus 9516 equipped with the
36-port 40GE ACI Spine line card delivered highest performance, lowest
latency and lowest power consumption compared to competitive product
Key findings for the Cisco Nexus 9508 and Nexus 9516 include:
Perform full line rate throughput with zero loss in full mesh 288 port
x 40GE (Nexus 9508) and 576 port x 40GE (Nexus 9516) high density
tests, and outperform all competitive switches Miercom has tested to
Provide consistent low latency under heavy load regardless of frame
size in a fully populated testing configuration, up to 65% percent
lower latency than other similar switches.
Exhibits low jitter/small latency variance regardless of frame size in
fully populated switch tests.
Cisco Nexus 9508 consumes 36 percent less power per 40 Gigabit
Ethernet port for a fully populated 288 x 40GE port switch when
compared to the most power efficient comparable switch.
Nexus 9500 switches form the foundation of Cisco's Application
Centric Infrastructure, built specifically for the needs of
enterprise and Service Provider cloud datacenters and designed to help
those organizations achieve greater business agility. The Cisco Nexus
9500 Series Switches offer up to 16 line card slots with 576 line rate
40GE ports, providing the high-performance, low-latency, non-blocking
spine layer for the ACI fabric infrastructure.
"Combining merchant silicon and custom ASICs, the Nexus 9500 portfolio
includes system innovations such as the ndustry's first backplane-free
modular switch, efficient power and cooling, and a simpler design to
improve mean time between failures," said Thomas Scheibe, director,
product management at Cisco. "The Nexus 9500 family, with optimized
NX-OS, provides "zero-touch" operations across high performance data
The need to quickly process enormous amounts of complex data requires
faster, more reliable network infrastructures. In a world where
milliseconds of transaction delays have the potential to cost financial
services organizations millions of dollars, the most successful firms
need the highest performing IT systems in order to gain and maintain
their competitive advantage.
"Applications such as high performance computing, high frequency
trading, Big Data, and cloud computing place higher demands on network
infrastructure," said Rob Smithers, CEO of Miercom. "For those networks,
high port density, high throughput, low latency, low jitter, and high
performance consistency are critical and must be rigorously tested. The
Nexus 9500 family has raised the bar in the industry by scoring best
overall in benchmark tests, and by demonstrating massive scalability.
The Cisco Nexus 9516 proved in test not to drop a single packet at line
rate with the largest scale 576 x 40GE review conducted in the industry."
Miercom has awarded the Cisco Nexus 9500 series its Performance Verified
Certification. Based on thorough hands on testing Miercom found that the
high 40GE port density, performance, reliability and consistency of both
the Nexus 9508 and Nexus 9516 are well suited for data centers with the
most demanding applications.
The Cisco Nexus 9500 series resets the bar by breaking multiple test
records in the most comprehensive 40GE Data Center Switch Review.
The full results of the Miercom tests are available at www.miercom.com/cisco.
Learn more about Cisco
Application Centric Infrastructure and the Cisco
Nexus 9000 series.
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Miercom is a global leader in independent product testing, and has
hundreds of comprehensive testing and product comparison analysis
published over the years. Miercom certifications are used by networking
industries and global businesses as an accurate, unbiased source of
Miercom features comprehensive certification and test programs including
Performance Verified, Certified Secure, Certified Green as well as other
validation or conformance testing services. To access the latest Miercom
test reviews and technology industry assessments please visit www.miercom.com.
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