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Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS operating system helps networks move at the speed of business.

Features and benefits

NX-OS is the network operating system that powers the modern data center.

Architectural flexibility

NX-OS helps scale your data center as your workload and apps grow.

  • Scalable workloads with VXLAN EVPN
  • Efficient use of network resources through multi-tenancy
  • Choice of overlay technologies with segment routing and VXLAN
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity with VXLAN multisite

The programmability of NX-OS accelerates provisioning from days to minutes to simplify deployments.

  • Complete integration with Cisco DCNM for comprehensive management
  • Easy configuration through industry-standard APIs
  • Full Integration with DevOps automation tools
  • Streamlined tooling with native docker support

End-to-end visibility

Deep visibility for both data and control planes helps secure your data center and quickly remediates issues.

  • Optimize network with granular flow and ASIC telemetry
  • Prevent network outages with control plane visibility and model-driven telemetry
  • Protect against snooping and cyber attack with MACSEC encryption
  • Secure endpoints and workloads with 802.1X authentication

Manage your data center network with Cisco NX-OS

Build a reliable data center network, prevent downtime, and resolve network issues quickly.

Segment Routing

Build scalable networks with SRv6 architecture to reduce network operational complexity and enable Data Center Interconnection (DCI) with Core/WAN 

Customized and secure

Manage workloads flexibly and securely. NX-OS allows you to customize the network based on business needs, allowing DevOps to bring up fabrics in minutes as they innovate.

Easy to expand

Build production applications and networks for media that are cost-effective and that scale easily.

SaltStack network automation integrated with Cisco NX-OS software is crucial for the IBM Cloud network. Together, SaltStack and Cisco are helping us eliminate human error, scale our deployments, manage configuration, and ensure security and regulatory compliance. There is no way for us to operate at this level of scale without automation. SaltStack is the answer for us.

- Brian Armstrong, IBM Cloud Network Engineering Executive

Improve results with our services

Cisco services help determine IT readiness, simplify operations, and reduce risk through expert guidance and centralized support.

Networking software subscriptions

Cisco offers a broad range of data center software subscription and licensing options to suit the specific needs of your data center. Track your subscriptions through Smart Licensing.

Networking Essentials

Good for single data centers. Includes NX-OS or ACI management for operations capabilities.

Networking Advantage

Better for multiple data centers and clouds. Includes Networking Essentials with advanced capabilities.

Networking Premier

Best for multiple data centers and clouds. Networking Advantage plus Assurance and Insights to boost Day 2 ops.


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