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Comprehensive Virtual Services Platform

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Network Virtualization Award Winner

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Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance offers a dedicated hardware platform for the deployment of services critical to virtualization infrastructure. Benefits of such a platform include the following:

Simplified Management and Compliance

Placing management and control path elements, such as the Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) on the Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance allows you to manage policies separate from VMware virtualization administrators. This makes it easier to attain compliance and audit requirements, and reduces administrative errors.

Better Performance

Offloading the VSM to a dedicated appliance delivers scalability and performance improvements to the virtualized data center infrastructure.

Accurate Network Statistics

A virtual services platform close to, but not resident within, the virtualization infrastructure permits a virtual-machine-aware solution such as the Cisco Network Analysis Module to gain accurate network statistics directly from data sources. That includes virtual ports.

More Support for Network Services

The Cisco Nexus 1010-X Virtual Services Appliance is an upgraded platform to the Cisco Nexus 1010 appliance. It provides the same functionality and services as the Cisco Nexus 1010 with additional memory, hard disk, and capacity to support more virtual network services.

For more information on the differences between the Cisco Nexus 1010 and 1010-X appliances, please visit the Cisco Nexus 1010 and 1010-X Virtual Services Appliances FAQ.

The following services are available for the Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance:

Cisco Nexus 1010 Technical Documentation

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