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Cisco Embraces Disaggregation of the Data Center Network

April 11, 2018

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In an about-face, Cisco is joining the trend of disaggregation in data center networks, saying it will now allow data center customers to run its Nexus operating system (NX-OS) on third-party switches and to use any network operating system on its Nexus switches.

Cisco executives say they are separating NX-OS from Cisco switches to meet the demands of hyper-scalers and large service providers. “The shift is that they are looking at different ways to consume our products.

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