- 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 date.
- 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.
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. About Cisco Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com. About Miercom 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 product assessment.
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