New applications

The growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the enterprise is fueling a new era of emerging applications, causing data to expand exponentially.

IDC predicts that the global datasphere will grow from 33 zetabytes to 175 zetabytes by 2025.1

Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series switches can scale to handle it. Meet the demands of modern applications with 400 Gbps capability, increased efficiency, and automation in the data center.


Everything is connected. The same apps driving growth are now more distributed from the core to the edge to the cloud.

Seventy-five percent of enterprise data will be outside a traditional data center by 2022.2

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches can meet you there. Bridge the gap between traditional on-premises data centers, edge, and cloud, all while adding flexibility in configuration.

Intent-based networking (IBN)

Intent-based networking is the foundation of a new era of networking. IBN builds on software-defined networking (SDN) to capture business intent and translate it into automated network configurations, reducing manual operation.

Gartner estimates that approximately 70 percent of data center networking tasks are performed manually.3

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches can give that time back. Armed with an industry-leading SDN solution, you can lay the foundation for a programmable intent-based network.

You know the trends, now meet the tools.

Multicloud orchestration
Bridge the chasm from on-premises to the edge-cloud continuum with intent-based operating systems powered by the Cisco Cloud Scale application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and the industry-leading SDN solution Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Bandwidth and performance
Go from “I need more bandwidth” to “I can do anything” with 400 Gbps switching. Stay flexible and automate configuration at every stage of the IT lifecycle.

Management, simplified
Simplify data center operations from a single pane of glass with our intuitive and centralized management console, Cisco Nexus Dashboard, to streamline, rapidly assure, change, scale, and troubleshoot to operate the full multicloud environment.

Manage your data center with Cisco NX-OS, the industry’s most extensible, open, and programmable network operating system.

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches.

The right hardware for the new realities of the evolving data center.

  1. The Digitization of the World from Edge to Core, IDC, November 2018.
  2. What Edge Computing Means for Infrastructure and Operations Leaders, Gartner, October 2018. 
  3. Strategic Roadmap for Networking, Gartner, 2019.