Cisco today announced the trials of new 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400G) switches targeting to launch in the first half of calendar year 2019.
The new 400G switches from Cisco provide four times the bandwidth and four times the scale of existing switches without using four times the power.
Enterprise customers can use 400G on their own or in combination with Cisco’s security, automation, visibility and analytics software.
A recent IDC report said Cisco is the leader in the Ethernet switch market with a market share of 50.1 percent in Q2 well ahead of Huawei. The size of the global Ethernet switch market was $6.7 billion in Q2 2018.
“Our 400G switches support the delivery of the signature capabilities that customers expect for their modern data-driven workloads and cloud environments,” said Roland Acra, SVP, Data Center Business Group.
Research firm Dell’Oro predicts the market for 400G will grow quickly, reaching $1.5 billion in 2019 and more than doubling by 2020. Cisco’s new Nexus switches provide customers with the most comprehensive and customizable approach to 400G.
The 400G switches are designed to support for advanced telemetry for deeper app visibility, real-time analysis and troubleshooting.
The enterprise networking solutions giant said customers can integrate the switches with Cisco’s leading Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Tetration, and Network Assurance Engine software. Increase app agility and improvement in data center security and automation are the benefits.