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Gain Smarter, More Flexible Fabrics

Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software enables the award-winning Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches to provide a strategic platform with superior reliability, performance, and scalability.

Used in both Cisco MDS 9000 and Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, the software supports:

  • Unified I/O with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) options
  • Unified management with Cisco Data Center Network Manager
  • New fabric services

These new features deliver convergence, scale, and intelligence across LAN and SAN environments in large, virtualized data centers.

Advantages of NX-OS Software

  • Flexibility and scalability for enterprise SANs
  • Software base that unifies Ethernet, storage, and high-performance computing networks
  • Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), through unified I/O, services-oriented SAN applications, security, and more

A Wide Range of Essential Features

  • Integrated fabric applications deliver network-based storage applications and services.
  • Integrated SAN Extension and I/O Acceleration support open systems and mainframe I/O traffic over metropolitan-area networks (MANs) and WANs.
  • VSAN capability improves Fibre Channel SAN scalability, availability, manageability, and security.
  • End-to-end virtualization and mobility simplify deployment and management of virtual machines, VSAN fabrics, blade servers, and more.
  • Integrated encryption features preserve the integrity and confidentiality of Fibre Channel traffic between modular switches.

Featured Content

Reduce Downtime, Enhance Business Continuance
I/O Accelerator provides unified, consistent, fabric-based data compression and acceleration for backup and replication over MAN and WAN.

Services in the SAN: IDC Analyst Paper (PDF - 184 KB) Adobe PDF file
An efficient data center is the critical facilitator of the modern extended enterprise. It is the key to spurring innovation while significantly reducing costs.

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