The 4000 Series switches extend the benefits of the Cisco Nexus Family to blade servers. The series addresses the challenges of having more switches and cables in a single chassis, implementing virtual machine mobility, and meeting high bandwidth and power requirements. These Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switches are fully compliant with the IEEE Data Center Bridging specification.
The Cisco Nexus 4001I Switch Module is a purpose-built blade switch for IBM's BladeCenter H and HT chassis.
Unified Fabric with the Cisco Nexus 4000 on the blade server access allows a significant reduction in the number of switches, network interface cards and in power requirements.
Purpose built with Unified Switch ASIC, Cisco Nexus 4000 is a line-rate, extremely low latency switch. All ports support Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet autonegotiation for increased investment protection.
Unified Fabric with the Cisco Nexus 4000 provides uniform server interfaces, and simplified cabling enhances VM mobility.
Cisco Nexus 4000 extends NX-OS to blade server access, providing a single modular operating system across the data center.