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Next generation switching for your data centre

Be a data centre hero

Make the complex simple and give business leaders what they want with a next-generation automated data centre built for the multicloud era.

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.

Deep visibility and security

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

Lower TCO

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

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.

Features and benefits

Cloud Scale ASIC technology

Investment protection with multi-speed ports 10/25/50/100G 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 centre 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 virtualisation.

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.

Related technologies

Cisco Tetration

Holistic workload protection for multicloud data centres by enabling a zero-trust model using segmentation.

Cisco ACI

Industry-leading software defined networking (SDN) solution for data centre automation.

Cisco Network Assurance Engine

The most comprehensive assurance engine that mathematically verifies the entire network for correctness.

Cisco NX-OS

Industry’s most extensible, open, and programmable network operating system.

Meet our data centre 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.    

Featured Content

Fast, scalable, secure

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

Learn from Cisco experts

Get updated on the latest data centre innovations in the industry and Cisco.

Get pervasive visibility

Build dynamic policy models and automate enforcement (3:25 min).

Automation should be simple

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


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

Cisco ONE for Data Centre Networking - Subscription


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

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