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Cisco Nexus 3548 Switch

NOTE: This product is no longer being sold.

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Breakthrough Performance with Algo Boost Technology

The Cisco Nexus 3548 Switch integrates the Algo Boost technology into a compact 1-rack-unit (1RU) form factor to provide exceptional performance, visibility, and control. It offers wire-rate Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching with a comprehensive feature set. The switch is ideal for High-Performance Trading (HPT) and Big Data environments.

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Features and Capabilities

Algo Boost technology allows the Cisco Nexus 3548 to achieve exceptionally low latencies of 250 nanoseconds (ns) or less for all workloads -- unicast and multicast, and Layer 2 and 3 -- regardless of the features applied.

  • Warp mode can further reduce latency to 190 ns for small-to-midsize Layer 2/3 deployments
  • Warp SPAN enables stock market data delivery to trading servers in as little as 50 ns
  • Active Buffer Monitoring helps you take advantage of market volatility and handle micro bursts
  • Supports Network Address Translation (NAT) for trade execution on any venue, without a latency penalty
  • Embedded Remote SPAN with nanosecond timestamps helps you monitor your traffic with unparalleled precision

Cisco Algo Boost Technology Overview

Learn how Cisco's latest innovation delivers ultra-low latency and increased visibility.

Comprehensive Feature Set with Cisco NX-OS

As part of the Unified Fabric family of switches, the Cisco Nexus 3548 is powered by the data-center-class Cisco NX-OS operating system. Features include:

  • Full-featured unicast protocols including BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, and RIP
  • Multicast protocols include PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, and MSDP
  • Full support for access control lists (ACLs; port, VLAN, and routed) and quality of service (QoS; queueing and marking)
  • Full support for troubleshooting tools such as Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Ethanalyzer
  • Switch management by Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)

Boost Performance and Visibility

Algo Boost innovations, based on custom silicon, extend across the trading value chain.

Specifications at a Glance

  • 48 fixed 1/10-Gbps SFP+ ports
  • Line-rate Layer 2 and Layer 3 throughput of up to 960 Gbps
  • Compact 1RU form factor
  • Dual redundant color-coded power supplies
  • Four redundant color-coded fans

Breaking the 200 Nanoseconds Barrier

Our insightful blogger explains how the new Cisco Nexus 3548 changes the game.

Enhanced Value for High-Performance Trading

See the financial impact that the new Cisco Nexus 3548 with Algo Boost can make.

Additional Resources

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