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Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Build a next-generation automated data center

Prepare your data center for growing number of users and complicated apps. Our Nexus 9000 Series delivers proven high performance and density, low latency, and exceptional power efficiency in a range of form factors. The switches are highly programmable and industry leading SDN for data center automation.

Get industry-leading performance with Cloud Scale

Performance and scale

Get scale and investment protection with 1/10/25/50/100/400G multi-speed ports.

Lower TCO

Get unified ports supporting 10/25 GbE and 8/16/32 G fiber channel, RDMA over converged Ethernet (RoCE), and IP storage.

Deep visibility and security

Industry-leading security and visibility with streaming telemetry, advance analytics, and line-rate encryption (MACsec).

Application performance

50% faster application completion time with intelligent buffers and zero packet drop.

Compare Nexus 9000 models

Cloud Scale ASIC enables ACI leaf-Spine Architecture and NX-OS VxLAN Fabrics with diverse modular and fixed portfolio

  • Nexus 9500 for spine and core
  • Nexus 9300 for leaf and access

Features and benefits

Cloud Scale ASIC technology

Investment protection with multi-speed ports 10/25/50/100/400G and line rate encryption, so you can scale as needed. Integrated and streaming analytics brings advance security. Unified ports supporting 10/25GbE and 8/16/32G fiber channel provides convergence.

Programmability for DevOps

The industry’s highly programmable switch with open APIs is ideal for DevOps environments. Nexus 9000 open programmability supports built-in DevOps automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible.


Cisco ACI makes the application the focal point of infrastructure. It enables an agile, open, and secure architecture. You can reduce TCO, automate IT tasks, and accelerate data center application deployments.

Architectural flexibility

Get energy-efficient deployment of 3-tier or leaf-spine architecture. Get flexible port configuration of 1/10/25/40/50/100 GE with storage networking support. This provides a foundation for ACI, our industry-leading automation solution.


Gain up to 172.8 Tbps of nonblocking performance with less than 5-microsecond latency. The switches offer wire-speed gateway, bridging, routing, and our Border Gateway Protocol control plane for VXLAN. Segment routing eases virtualization.

Real-time visibility and telemetry

Built-in sensors support Cisco Tetration Analytics for rich traffic flow telemetry and line-rate data collection. Real-time buffer use per port and per queue helps keep track of application traffic patterns.

Meet our data center experts

Evolving the 9000 for today’s app-centric world

To help you grow, consolidate, scale, and adapt to changing business needs, Cisco provides both custom Cloud Scale ASIC and merchant silicon. Customers gain choice in price, performance, and capability.    

Fast, Scalable, Secure

Top three reasons to make Cisco Nexus 9000 your network switch today.


Solve problems faster, improve operational efficiency, and reduce your risk of downtime.

Get pervasive visibility

Tetration Analytics allows you to build dynamic policy models and automates enforcement. (3:25 min)

Cisco ONE for Data Center Networking - Subscription


Cisco ONE subscription software for the Nexus 9000 brings agility when migrating to a modern, leading-edge data center.

Automation should be simple

Reduce hardware costs, plus cut management time by 87% with Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler.

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