In the upcoming year, 2016, the industry will see a significant capacity, capability and cost point shift in Data Centre switching. The introduction of 25/100G supplementing the previous standard of 10/40G at the same cost points and power efficiency which represents a 250% increase in capacity for roughly the same capital costs is just one example of the scope of the change. These changes are occurring due to the introduction of new generations of ASICs leveraging improvements in semiconductor fabrication combined with innovative developments in network algorithms, SerDes capabilities and ASIC design approaches. This session will take a deep dive look at the technology changes enabling this shift and the architecture of the next generation nexus 9000 Data Centre switches enabled due to these changes. Topics will include a discussion of the introduction of 25/50/100G to compliment existing 10/40G, why next generation fabrication techniques enable much larger forwarding scale, more intelligent buffering and queuing algorithms and embedded telemetry enabling big data analytics based on network traffic.