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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 3550 Series

Get next-generation advanced ultra-low latency FPGA-based switches and network interface cards (NICs), and picosecond resolution timing technology. The Nexus 3550 series products provide scale-out capabilities designed to seamlessly expand and adapt.

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.

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.

More bandwidth, more features: 400G

Built for the most demanding environments, our 400G products provide high flexibility and customer choice.

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.

Network Insights for Resources, Network Insights Advisor

Automate troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, and remediation to comply with SLAs required by businesses.

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.

What they're saying

We’re a broadcast company, so we can’t have any disruption to our service...The Nexus 9000 has a high speed, high density interface that’s good for broadcasting. And it can scale horizontally, which is cost effective for us.

Raphael Ramos Network Engineer, Globosat

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