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Supporting Your Short and Long-Term Plans

Companies need a reliable and cost-effective network architecture that supports the service objectives of their projects, while also meeting their business objectives. That's why more than 250 customers and 20 percent of the Fortune 100 rely on Cisco Nexus family switches to run their data centers.

A growing number of companies view the Cisco Nexus family of switches as the foundation they demand to efficiently build the next-generation data center.

"Cisco Nexus 7000 allows us to reduce solution costs with its ability to simplify the underlying network infrastructure, while simultaneously raising the bar on service availability."   David Klem, Reference Architect, NetApp

Learn More about the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, Nexus 5000 Series, Nexus 1000V Switch, and the brand new Nexus 2000 Series.


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The Efficiency and Flexibility You Need

Next-generation data centers need a network infrastructure that offers flexibility, high availability, and scalability.

The Cisco Nexus family delivers efficiency on multiple fronts:

  • Infrastructure and budget efficiency: High density, flexible form factors and virtualization capabilities mitigate sprawl and increase cost-effectiveness.
  • Power/cooling efficiency: Efficient design, virtualization capabilities, and technologies such as unified fabric support more energy efficient data center architectures. The unified fabric topology provides significant benefits related to the facilities, power, cooling, floor space, active device, and cabling infrastructure.
  • Operational efficiency: A unified data center operating system and automated processes.

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Simplifying Your Network Environment

Data center virtualization has been evolving in three distinct platforms:

  • Network platform
  • Computing and storage platform
  • Virtualization platform

As customers deploy more advanced virtualization capabilities, operational complexity increases, becoming an expensive challenge.

The growing portfolio of Cisco Nexus switches gives you the flexibility to choose the optimal switch for a particular purpose, while still maintaining consistent implementation, management, and operations.

All the Cisco Nexus switches use Cisco NX-OS software, an operating system designed specifically for the data center and engineered to deliver the full potential of features such as resource virtualization and unified fabric.

VN-Link and Nexus 1000V, a result of Cisco and VMware collaboration, help enable you to simplify and scale server virtualization deployments.

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Helping You Transform Your Data Center

The Cisco Nexus family of products is supported by services designed to help IT organizations accelerate the transformation of their data centers.

By using Cisco Data Center Assurance Program (DCAP) best practices, you can:

  • Build a data center-class network
  • Accelerate project deployments with lower risk
  • Facilitate new technology adoption and upgrades
  • Help ensure that IT staff is equipped with the right skills and expertise for a dynamic environment

DCAP is consistent with the quality standards defined by the Cisco Validated Designs (CVD) Program that provides design guidance across Cisco network architectures.

Nexus Family Services

Three suites of services work together to help you create and optimize a scalable, virtualized, end-to-end data center architecture that is aligned with your business goals. These include:


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