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Data Center Switches

Built for scale, industry-leading automation, programmability, and real-time visibility.

Only with Cisco can you

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ACI

Cisco ACI—the leading SDN solution—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.

Cisco Tetration

Get holistic workload protection for multicloud data centers, identify security incidents faster, contain lateral movement, and reduce your attack surface.

Cisco Network Assurance Engine

Verify your entire network for correctness, predict the impact of changes, and help assure network security policy and compliance.

Cisco NX-OS

Programmatically provision and configure switches through comprehensive APIs, utilizing tools provided by Cisco and open-source third-party solutions.

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Automate LAN, SAN, and Multi-Tenant Fabric Management and deploy very large scale fabrics with easily automatable capabilities that include virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) visibility on Cisco Nexus LAN fabrics.

Bolstering business agility and security

"Cisco ACI is an operationally simple solution with an evolutionary path to hybrid cloud services. We will continue to lead with technology in everything we do, and Cisco ACI is at the heart of it all."

Matt Billmeier, Director of IT, Ameritas

IT pros vote Cisco as brand leader

Cisco is the voted number one for Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service and Innovation Leadership in the IT Brand Pulse awards.

Automation should be simple

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

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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