Data Center Switches

    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

      • Features state-of-the-art Cisco NX-OS operating system with rich Unified Fabric features
      • Delivers high density 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 40G/100G ready
      • With 550G per slot, scales to 17+Tbps switching capacity
      • Supports core, aggregation, and various access-layer implementations
    • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

      • Consolidates the data center and protects investment assets
      • Lowers total cost of ownership by simplifying data center infrastructure
      • Increases agility with faster, more pervasive data center virtualization
      • Enhances business resilience through greater operational continuity
    • Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches

      • Reduces number of switches, network interface cards, and power requirements
      • Purpose-built with Unified Switch ASIC
      • Line-rate, extremely low-latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch
    • Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

      • Faster trade execution, due to ultralow latency with high density
      • Increased application performance through wire-rate Layer 3 switching
      • Options on connectivity speeds from 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) to 40 GE
      • Ideal for High Frequency Trading (HFT) market and Big Data environments
    • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

      • Fabric extensibility with single point of management
      • Provides server connectivity for 100 Mb Ethernet, 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
      • Offers optimized space for top-of-rack topologies
      • Reduces data center cabling costs and footprint, optimizes inter-rack cabling
    • Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches

      • Integrates directly with server hypervisors
      • Delivers virtual machine-aware network services such as VM mobility in cloud environments
      • Accelerates server virtualization deployments and simplifies management
      • Reduces total cost of ownership, provides consistency and network visibility
    • Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

      • Provides investment protection for traditional data centers
      • Enhances operational management, high availability, and future proofing
      • Simplifies infrastructure and adopts pervasive network security
    • Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches

      • Supports up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
      • Provides up to 320 Gbps forwarding capacity
      • Supports critical routing protocols and IPv6 in hardware
      • Features hot-swappable, redundant power supply and fans

The Cisco Nexus family of products provides a wide range of business benefits.


Cisco Nexus solutions simplify the data center network by converging LANs and SANs, using Data Center Bridging (DCB), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocols, and Unified Ports.

  • Lower total cost of ownership by up to 50 percent
  • Reduce capital expenses through fewer host adapters, switches, and cables
  • Cut operational expenses through reduced power, cooling, rack space, and floor space requirements
  • Adopt solutions incrementally, without complete upgrade
  • Minimize disruptions to existing management and operations


Cisco Nexus solutions help enterprises scale for the more-complex workloads of virtualization, the proliferation of virtual machines, and the challenges of cloud computing.

  • Unify all network locations in one environment
  • Support efficient access and use of resources, regardless of size or scope
  • Provide resilient, scalable networks with predictable performance and reduced complexity
  • Fabric extensibility with simplified management


Cisco Nexus delivers intelligent services directly into the network fabric. It transparently extends the network to encompass all network locations into a single, extended environment with consistent services and policy.

  • Make services available to applications or workloads, and to different data-center infrastructure components
  • Scale service delivery capability automatically with changes in network size
  • Deploy applications faster, with policy-based compliance instead of physical infrastructure changes

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At A Glance

Building Next-Generation Data Centers

Resource virtualization is central to the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage architectural framework. It helps you reduce costs in three ways:

  • Increases asset utilization
  • Improves business resilience
  • Enhances responsiveness to business needs

These next-generation virtualized data centers need a network infrastructure that delivers the full potential of technologies such as server virtualization and unified fabric.

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