Cisco Nexus 5000 bridges the network gap

Compact switch seamlessly connects Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks

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Obviously the Nexus 5000 is a first version product and however well rounded, it’s easy to predict that future versions will move up the bar even further. As for the technology, perhaps the greatest endorsement that FCoE received is that Brocade is planning to ship a Nexus 5000 rival solution, based on FCoE by year's end. Obviously the old “if you can’t beat them, join them” battle cry of competition is still alive and well in the storage world.

InfoWorld Scorecard
Performance (20.0%)
Interoperability (10.0%)
Value (10.0%)
Ease of use (10.0%)
Scalability (20.0%)
Management (20.0%)
Setup (10.0%)
Overall Score (100%)
Cisco Nexus 5000 10.0 10.0 9.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 8.0 9.4
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