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Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

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Build a next-generation automated data center

Our Nexus 9000 Series delivers proven high performance and density, low latency, and exceptional power efficiency in a range of form factors. The switches operate in Cisco NX-OS Software or Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) modes with ground-breaking Cloud Scale ASIC technology. They are ideal for traditional or fully automated data center deployments.

Get industry-leading performance with Cloud Scale

Our Cloud Scale technology brings you a two-year innovation advantage. Its 16-nm technology provides seven times more endpoint density for greater scale. Users gain 50% faster application completion time, as well as pervasive visibility with built-in Cisco Tetration sensors and intelligent buffers.

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All switches can operate in standalone mode. Many also support ACI. Our Cloud Scale ASIC is available across both modes.    

Features and benefits

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Cloud Scale ASIC technology

Investment protection with multi-speed ports 10/25/50/100G and line rate encryption, so you can scale as needed. Integrated and streaming analytics brings advance security. Unified ports supporting 10/25GbE and 8/16/32G fiber channel provides convergence.

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Programmability for DevOps

The industry’s highly programmable switch with open APIs is ideal for DevOps environments. Nexus 9000 open programmability supports built-in DevOps automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible.

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Automation

Cisco ACI 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.

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Architectural flexibility

Get energy-efficient deployment of 3-tier or leaf-spine architecture. Get flexible port configuration of 1/10/25/40/50/100 GE with storage networking support. This provides a foundation for ACI, our industry-leading automation solution.

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Scalability

Gain up to 172.8 Tbps of nonblocking performance with less than 5-microsecond latency. The switches offer wire-speed gateway, bridging, routing, and our Border Gateway Protocol control plane for VXLAN. Segment routing eases virtualization.

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Real-time visibility and telemetry

Built-in sensors support Cisco Tetration Analytics for rich traffic flow telemetry and line-rate data collection. Real-time buffer use per port and per queue helps keep track of application traffic patterns.

Meet our data center experts

Evolving the 9000 for today’s app-centric world

To help you grow, consolidate, scale, and adapt to changing business needs, Cisco provides both custom Cloud Scale ASIC and merchant silicon. Customers gain choice in price, performance, and capability.    

Do you know your data center?

We answer your concerns regarding data center performance, automation, and security.

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Services

Solve problems faster, improve operational efficiency, and reduce your risk of downtime.

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Get pervasive visibility

Tetration Analytics allows you to build dynamic policy models and automates enforcement. (3:25 min)

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