The 1U-sizedNexus 3548 uses a new ASCI with Algo Boost to offer latency as low as 190 nanoseconds.
The switch’s Precision Time Protocol will help trading firms keep their infrastructure highly synchronized, allowing them to correlate network events and better achieve regulatory compliance and digital forensics, Cisco said, while Active Buffer Monitoring monitors for network congestion.
Intelligent Traffic Mirroring filters and nanosecond time-stamps captured traffic to help identify network problems.
The switch will be available next month. Pricing will be announced then.
All network equipment companies are in a race to solidify their network programmability strategies and products. To some degree they rely on decisions made by bodies like the Open Networking Foundation, a group of carriers, service providers and equipment makers trying to create standards.
“We’re doing an aggressive outreach” now to customers on the benefits of software-defined networking, Kiran said, because there is some confusion about the different terms and technologies – including SDN, OpenFlow, OpenStack and overlay networks.
That will increase in the next few months, he said.