In this show, Ethan Banks is joined by Tony Mattke, Chris Marget, and Jeff Fry to kick off a deep-dive series about the Cisco Nexus product line. Nexus gear is making frequent appearances in Cisco shops these days, as enterprises and service providers refresh their aging Catalyst hardware. The Nexus line keeps growing and changing both in hardware and capability, so we’re taking a look at what’s going on under the covers, telling the story from our own personal Nexus experience.
This first installment is a buyer’s guide. We run through all the major Nexus products, and talk through speeds and feeds, power considerations, line card capabilities, costs, market positioning, product licensing, and even touch on the management software.