Nexus™ switches offer the latest in next-generation switching innovations that enable efficient virtualization, high-performance computing, and a unified fabric. Cisco Nexus Services can help you create a highly efficient, virtualized data center by integrating the Cisco Nexus Family of data center-class switches into your network infrastructure.
The Cisco Nexus family of Cisco Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000, and Nexus 4000 Series data center switches and Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEX) is designed for highly scalable, end-to-end 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks. These data-center-class switches feature continuous system operations and transport flexibility, and deliver innovative networking capabilities such as a unified fabric; I/O consolidation; and high-performance, low-latency, 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet switching.
Cisco Unified Fabric
Unified Fabric is holistic network architecture comprising switching, security and services that is designed for physical, virtual and cloud environment. It uniquely integrates with servers, storage, and orchestration platform for more efficient operations and greater scalability.
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
Application Centric Infrastructer (ACI) is a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles. ACI delivers software flexibility with scalability of hardware performance.
Key characteristic of ACI inlclude:
- Simplified automation by application-driven policy model
- Centralized visibility with real-time, application health monitoring
- Open software flexibility for DevOps teams and ecosystem partner integration
- Scalable performance and multitenancy in hardware