Today your IT department faces a number of challenges preparing for the future. Some of those key areas include reducing cost and complexity, while retaining scalability and performance. At the same time you need technologies that are more tightly integrated, while also providing investment protection.
The Flex System™ Fabric SI4093 System Interconnect Module enables a simplified integration of the Flex System into your existing networking infrastructure. The default configuration of the SI4093 requires no management for most data center environments, eliminating the need to configure each device or individual ports thus reducing the number of management points. The device provides a low latency, loop-free interface that does not rely upon spanning tree protocols, thereby removing one of the greatest deployment and management complexities of a traditional switch. The SI4093 offers administrators a simplified deployment experience while maintaining the performance of intra-chassis connectivity, yet provides the simplicity of a single aggregated connection to the upstream network.
1Capability starting with Networking OS 7.8. Based on license purchased base, upgrade 1 and/or upgrade 2. Not supported in a Flex System Interconnect Fabric configuration
2Based on full chassis, redundant connectivity and list price of SI4093, EN4091, SFP+ SR transceivers on the module and the upstream switch plus average cost per port of a Cisco Nexus 5548. Minimum of 2 per SI4093 and upstream Cisco, plus 28 on EN4091 and upstream Cisco.
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