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The Planet Adopts Nexus 5000


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The Planet Adopts Nexus 5000

Service provider increases capacity and reduces server costs by 30 percent. (2:46 min)

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Build a flexible, scalable framework for your new data center network with Cisco Nexus Switches.

The innovative architecture of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches simplifies data center transformation by helping to enable a standards-based, high-performance unified fabric. Next-generation data centers increasingly have dense, multi-core, virtual-machine-intensive servers. As the network foundation of Cisco Data Center 3.0 and the latest addition to the family of data-center-class switches, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series can meet these business, service, application, and operational requirements.

With these switches, you can:

  • Consolidate the data center and protect investments in existing server, network, storage, and facilities assets
  • Decrease the total cost of ownership by simplifying the data center infrastructure
  • Increase business agility with easier, faster, and pervasive data center virtualization
  • Enhance business resilience with greater operational continuity
  • Use existing operational models and administrative domains for easy deployment

For a discussion of networking-based technologies designed to optimize data centers, see Cisco's Data Center Networks Blog.

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