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Scale with cloud scale technology

Scale with cloud scale technology

Get unmatched scale and performance, embedded security, real-time deep analytics, multi-speed ports, and cost advantage.

Automate and simplify operations

Automate and simplify operations

Integrate 3rd party DevOps tools with open APIs and deliver changes faster. Automate operations with Cisco ACI.

Dramatically improve security

Dramatically improve security


Get real-time visibility into your data center, with actionable insights, continuous monitoring, and policy enforcement.

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Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Get proven high-performance and density, low latency, and exceptional power efficiency in a range of form factors. These data center switches operate in Cisco NX-OS Software or Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) modes with ground-breaking Cloud Scale ASIC technology. They are ideal for traditional or fully automated data center networking deployments.

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

These modular data center switches deliver a comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set and open-source programmable tools for software-defined data center networking deployments. They offer high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet with application awareness, high programmability, and performance analytics.

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Get high-density top-of-rack (ToR) Layer 2 and Layer 3, 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet with unified ports in compact one-, two-, and four-rack-unit form factors. These data center switches support VXLAN and comprehensive Layer 2 and 3 features for scaling data center networking.

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

The 3000 Series offers low-latency, highly-programmable, high-density switches. These compact fixed data center switches are excellent for general-purpose deployments, high-performance computing (HPC), high-frequency trading (HFT), massively-scalable data center (MSDC), and cloud networks.

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Switches

These fabric extenders deliver 100 MB and 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet server connectivity with 10/40 GE uplinks. They integrate into existing data center networking infrastructures as well as Cisco ACI. The 2000 Series is a flexible solution to add access port connectivity to your data center network.

Storage Area Networking

Storage Area Networking


Get the industry’s highest port-density, 32-Gigabit SAN director, converged storage solutions. MDS directors deliver more than three times the bandwidth of other industry directors. They optimize your storage connectivity for mission-critical applications, massive amounts of data, solid-state drives, and cloud-based environments.

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Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Deploy large-scale data center networking with easily automated capabilities.

Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager

Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager

Simplify and automate your Nexus 9000 fabric deployment and management.

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS

Get open programmability and support for DevOps tools. Deploy services quickly and at scale.

Shutterfly scales up performance

Shutterfly scales up performance

"Provisioning tasks that used to take 3 to 4 person hours are now automated, saving approximately $400 each time..."

Jeremy Franzen, director of Network Operations, Shutterfly

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New data center switching record

Cisco Cloud Scale ASICs moved more traffic faster than any other switch Network Test evaluated.

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