[c-nsp] Nexus 5000?

Tony Varriale tvarriale at comcast.net
Wed May 6 13:42:40 EDT 2009

It sounds like you aren't using FC through them, so I'm guessing they were 
positioned as a high density, low cost 10g solution.  Along with being 
cheaper, they will also be more green.

The 2ks are high density low cost 1g solutions.

Note there is no layer 3 on the 5ks at this time.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "ChrisSerafin" <chris at chrisserafin.com>
To: <cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:45 AM
Subject: [c-nsp] Nexus 5000?

>I have a client that Cisoc is recommending the Nexus line of switches for 
>their data center. They will be using IBM blade switches and I'm guessing 
>these would be the 'core'.
> They are looking at (2) Nexus 5010's and (2) Nexus 2000's.....totaling 
> 60K.
> I'm wondering why this would be recommended, since the only added feature 
> of the Nexus line from Cisco.com's video is that they have 10GB 
> ports.....and really nothing else.
> I'm almost ready to recommend my favorites....3750G's for this scenario.
> Anyone have real world experience wirking with these devices and can share 
> comments? good or bad, and why you went with them?
> Thanks
> Chris
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