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Data Center Switches

Built for scale, industry-leading automation, programmability, and real-time visibility.

Explore the rise of NaaS

Network as a service (NaaS) is here. Get your free copy of the 2022 Global Networking Trends report for the latest on an emerging trend with big implications.

Why choose Cisco data center switches

Industry-leading performance

Get deep visibility and security, lower TCO, and faster application performance with Cloud Scale.

Infrastructure scalability

Virtualization, efficient power and cooling, high density, and performance all support efficient data center growth.

Ease of programmability

Programmable and automation tools for day-zero to day-N.

Data center and cloud networking software

Meet Cisco Nexus Dashboard, a simplified data center dashboard to manage your hybrid cloud network operations with ease.

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. Simplify and centralize operations with Cisco Nexus Dashboard.

400G networking

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

Cisco Nexus 3550 Series

The 3550 Series provides next generation FPGA programmable platform capabilities, high density switching, programmable multiplexing and precision timestamping to power your ultra-low latency network applications.

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series

Our 3000 series merchant silicon-based switches offer low-latency, high-density for general deployments, high-performance computing, data centers and cloud. The 3500 platforms are feature rich and optimized for ultra-low latency deployments.

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.

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.

Customer stories

Daimler AG

Daimler builds a data center network blueprint that simplifies management and saves time around the globe. 

Rakuten Mobile

Rakuten Mobile builds the world’s first software-defined, cloud-native 5G network with Cisco Nexus 9000 Series.

Kaleida Health

Kaleida pioneers IT-driven healthcare innovation, all while saving millions and consolidating infrastructure. 

More solutions to unlock the value of your cloud infrastructure

Multicloud networking

This industry-leading SDN solution facilitates an agile, open, and secure architecture that can reduce TCO, automate IT tasks, and accelerate data center application deployments.

Hybrid cloud operations

Use always-on software analytics capabilities for existing Cisco Data Center installations, whether they’re based on Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (formerly DCNM) or Cisco ACI.

Fabric management

Programmatically provision and configure switches with comprehensive automation, extensive visibility, and consistent operations.

Storage network management

This network management system supports traditional LAN and SAN fabrics on a single pane of glass.

Accelerate your success

With Cisco services for data center networking, you will experience faster time-to-value, improved operational efficiency, and reduced risk of disruption.


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