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The power of the NX-OS and Cisco Nexus platforms can accelerate your IT transformation. They can create efficient operational models that help you do business faster.

There are shifts occurring in customer networks. These changes can help you achieve an agile operational model by improving on automation, innovation, and consistency. See how you can more easily:

  • Integrate your applications into your customer's existing DevOps tools chain.
  • Improve flexibility in installing and deploying whatever protocol package or custom applications you need on the switch
  • Get open and full access to switch resources and data

Cisco NX-OS: Open, Programmable, Agile


Our open and modular approach provides full access to the platform, improved security, and high availability. The capabilities include:

  • Open REST APIs
  • Highly secure integration with third party applications
  • Red-Hat Package Manager (RPM)
  • Linux Bash Shell access


Make troubleshooting easier with automated processes and workflows. The built-in features and capabilities include:

  • DevOps tools like Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
  • Scripting
  • Guest shell Linux containers (LXC)
  • Enhanced visibility


Allocate resources on demand. Deploy multi-tenant architecture faster. Simplify cloud architecture scaling and application mobility. All these capabilities are based on:


Extend DevOps Practices

Puppet Labs and Open NX-OS can help DevOps speed and simplify deployment across many teams. (25:47 min)

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Cisco NX-OS transforms the DevOps model by helping to enable these capabilities:

IT Transformation

Cisco NX-OS takes advantage of existing in-house IT expertise across an entire infrastructure by offering:

  • Open support for DevOps tools
  • Access to Linux native tools and libraries

Open Ecosystem

This provides such capabilities as:

  • Configuration management, with tools like Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
  • DevOps orchestration with OpenStack
  • Customer-written apps, with services like GitHu
  • Community open source apps, like open source routing, and Open Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  • Monitoring and analytics, with applications like Splunk, Corvil, Ganglia, and Collectd

Efficient Operational Model

Deploy services fast and at scale. Optimize operations and capital cost through advanced programmability and automation.

Faster Adoption

Run business at your own speed through an open and modular platform. More easily install whatever custom app, capability, or package you need, combined with full access to the switch’s resources and data.


Improve Speed and Agility

Explore the benefits of programmability and automation with NX-OS. (45 min)

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Program, Automate Switches

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