Migrate your data center to 40 Gbps without upgrading the fiber infrastructure.
The data center network is shifting to 10 Gbps at the access layer and 40 Gbps at the aggregation layer. This is a result of data center consolidation, server virtualization, and new applications that require higher data transport rates. High-performance and high-density 10- and 40-Gbps network devices, such as Cisco Nexus 9500 and 9300 switches, are now available at attractive prices for this transition.
However, to support 40-Gbps connectivity, data center architects need to upgrade the cabling infrastructure. This can be too expensive or disruptive to allow data centers to quickly adopt and migrate to the 40-Gbps technology.
Cisco solves this problem with innovative 40-Gbps Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP), bidirectional (BiDi) technology. It allows for zero-cost fiber migration by reusing the current 10-Gbps cabling for 40- Gbps device connectivity.