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Data Center Switches

Built for scale, industry-leading automation, programmability, and real-time visibility.

Explore the rise of NaaS

Network as a service (NaaS) is here. Get your free copy of the 2022 Global Networking Trends report for the latest on an emerging trend with big implications.

Why choose Cisco data center switches

Industry-leading performance

Get deep visibility and security, lower TCO, and faster application performance with Cloud Scale.

Infrastructure scalability

Virtualization, efficient power and cooling, high density, and performance all support efficient data center growth.

Ease of programmability

Programmable and automation tools for day-zero to day-N.

Find the best data center switch for you

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Get high-performance, density, low latency, and exceptional power efficiency in a range of form factors. Nexus 9000 switches operate in Cisco NX-OS Software or Cisco ACI modes with groundbreaking Cloud Scale ASIC technology.

400G networking

Built for the most demanding environments, our 400G products provide high flexibility and customer choice.

Cisco Nexus 3550 Series

The 3550 Series provides next generation FPGA programmable platform capabilities, high density switching, programmable multiplexing and precision timestamping to power your ultra-low latency network applications.

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series

Our 3000 series merchant silicon-based switches offer low-latency, high-density for general deployments, high-performance computing, data centers and cloud. The 3500 platforms are feature rich and optimized for ultra-low latency deployments.

Storage-area networking

MDS directors deliver three times the bandwidth than other directors. Get industry-leading, density-converged storage solutions. Optimize your storage networking for mission-critical apps, massive data sets, solid-state drives, and cloud environments.

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

These modular switches deliver full NX-OS features and open-source programmable tools for software-defined deployments. Get high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet with application awareness, high programmability, and performance analytics.

Introducing Nexus Dashboard:

A single platform for full-lifecycle data center automation.


Learn about the latest data center networking news, trends and topics. Connect with subject matter experts, product engineers and guest analysts.

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Analysts and 400G SMEs talk market trends and 400G tech in this roundtable with Futurum Research.

Data center switching case studies

University of Derby

The University of Derby extends Infrastructure as a Code to its network, resulting in a safe, hands-off, set-and-forget process.


Bosch transforms its data center ops and speeds fabric deployment from days to minutes with intent-based networking.


Mac IaaS leader, MacStadium, simplifies Day 2 operations with Cisco Nexus Dashboard.

Data center software

Cisco ACI

This industry-leading SDN solution facilitates an agile, open, and secure architecture that can reduce TCO, automate IT tasks, and accelerate data center application deployments.

Data Center Network Assurance and Insights

Transform Day 2 operations with always-on network assurance and insights.

Fabric management

Programmatically provision and configure switches with comprehensive automation, extensive visibility, and consistent operations.

Nexus dashboard

A one-stop portal to unify Network Assurance and Insights, Multi-Site Orchestrator (MSO), and other third-party tools like AppDynamics.

Accelerate your success

With Cisco services for data center networking, you will experience faster time-to-value, improved operational efficiency, and reduced risk of disruption.


Nexus 9000 services | Smart Net Total Care | Critical infrastructure support


Customer reviews

Reviews at Gartner

Read Gartner Peer Insights reviews on Cisco Nexus. 

Reviews at TrustRadius