Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches are designed to deliver 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. The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series includes the Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 platforms as part of the Cisco Unified Fabric portfolio.
The comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet scalability of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series deliver high performance, operational efficiency, and design flexibility
Learn how these next-generation switches meet the demands of large-scale converged and virtualized data centers. (6:47 min)
The Cisco Nexus 5600 platform offers broad connectivity support, low latency, and virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) technology. These capabilities make the switches ideal for ToR and end-of-rack (EoR) access and Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) aggregation in traditional, converged, virtualized, and cloud deployments.
The Cisco 5600 platform is designed to meet the scaling demands of virtualized and cloud deployments. These switches:
The Cisco 5600 switches simplify operations in the following ways:
The Cisco 5600 switches provide deployment flexibility for varying customer needs:
The Cisco Nexus 5500 Switches simplify convergence through broad connectivity support. This makes them ideal top-of-rack access switches for traditional and converged deployments.
The Cisco 5500 switches are designed to meet the scalability demands of today's data centers. They offer:
Operations are simplified with:
The Cisco 5500 switches deliver deployment flexibility to meet varying customer needs:
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