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Data Center Switches

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Scale with cloud scale technology

Scale with cloud scale technology

Get unmatched scale and performance, embedded security, real-time deep analytics, multi-speed ports, and cost advantage.

Automate and simplify operations

Automate and simplify operations

Integrate third-party DevOps tools with open APIs and deliver changes faster. Automate operations with Cisco ACI.

Dramatically improve security

Dramatically improve security


Get real-time visibility into your data center, with actionable insights, continuous monitoring, and policy enforcement.

Find the best data center switch for you

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Get high-performance, density, low latency, and exceptional power efficiency in a range of form factors. Nexus 9000 switches operate in Cisco NX-OS Software or Cisco ACI modes with ground-breaking Cloud Scale ASIC technology.

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

These modular switches deliver full NX-OS features and open-source programmable tools for software-defined deployments. Get high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet with application awareness, high programmability, and performance analytics.

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series

Get high-density top-of-rack (ToR) Layer 2 and Layer 3, 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet with unified ports in compact one-, two-, and four-rack-unit form factors. These switches support VXLAN and Layer 2 and 3 features for scaling data center networking.

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series

The 3000 Series offers low-latency, highly programmable, high-density switches. They are excellent for general-purpose deployments, high-performance computing, high-frequency trading, massively scalable data center, and cloud networks.

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series

These fabric extenders deliver 100 MB and 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with 10/40 GE uplinks. They integrate with various architectures and Cisco ACI, a flexible solution to add access port connectivity to your data center network.

Storage Area Networking

Storage Area Networking

MDS directors deliver three times the bandwidth than other directors. Get industry-leading, density-converged storage solutions. Optimize your storage networking for mission-critical apps, massive data sets, solid-state drives, and cloud environments.

Related technology

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Deploy large-scale data center networking with easily automated capabilities.

Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager

Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager

Simplify and automate your Nexus 9000 fabric deployment and management.

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS

Get open programmability and support for DevOps tools. Deploy services quickly and at scale.

Shutterfly scales up performance

Shutterfly scales up performance

"Provisioning tasks that used to take 3 to 4 person hours are now automated, saving approximately $400 each time..."

Jeremy Franzen, director of Network Operations, Shutterfly

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New data center switching record

Cisco Cloud Scale ASICs moved more traffic faster than any other switch Network Test evaluated.

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New data center switching record
Automation should be simple

Automation should be simple

Reduce management time by 87% with Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler.

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Accelerate your success

With Cisco Services for data center networking, you’ll see faster time-to-value, improve operational efficiency, and reduce risk of disruption.

 

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