Cisco Unified Fabric
Infrastructure for Traditional, Virtualized, and Cloud-based Environments
Cisco Unified Fabric Switching Portfolio
Highly Scalable Layer 2 Fabric
Fabric Extender (FEX) Architecture
Extensible, Simplified Management
Nexus 7000
Nexus 5000
Location/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
Global Workload Mobility
Nexus 4000
MDS 9500
Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
LAN Extension across Data Centers
Nexus 2000
MDS 9200
Storage Media Encryption (SME)
Endpoint Storage Security
Nexus 3000
Nexus 1010
Unified Ports
Flexible Port Provisioning
MDS 9100
Virtual Device Context (VDC)
Switch Consolidation
Nexus 1000V
Cisco NX-OS: One OS from the Hypervisor to the Data Center Core
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
LAN/SAN Convergence
10 GbE
Cloud Mobility
Virtual PortChannel (VPC)
Increase Bandwidth and Availability
Virtual Security Gateway (VSG)
Trusted Multitenant Access
√ LAN/SAN Convergence
√ Reduced I/O Infrastructure Sprawl
√ Single Management Point
Product and Technology Awards
Nexus 7000 Series Switches offers a highly resilient, high
performance feature rich unified fabric solution for data
center core, aggregation, and high-density EOR and TOR
server connectivity in a single platform.
Nexus 5000 Series Switches delivers innovative, layer 2/3 ­
multi-purpose Ethernet-based fabric. They enable any
transport over Ethernet (FCoE, iSCSI, NAS, InfiniBand) in
addition to native FC support.
Nexus 4000 Series Blade Switches extend the benefits of the
Cisco Nexus Family to blade servers.
Nexus 3000 Series Switches delivers wire-rate Layer
3 switching in a 1RU form factor. It is ideal for financial
applications requiring ultra-low latency and advanced unicast
and multicast routing features.
Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders behave as remote
linecards for a Cisco Nexus 5000 or 7000 Switch to provide
a highly scalable unified server-access platform across a
range of 100 Megabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit
Ethernet, FCoE, Copper and Fiber connectivity.
Nexus 1000V Series Switches is a software virtual
switch that has the ability to apply secure, policy-based
network connectivity to individual VMs. It is integrated with
VMware vSphere and provides workload mobility in a cloud
environment. It is based on the 802.1Q standard.
Catalyst 6500 Series Switches deliver the next level of
networking systems virtualization with industry leading
services and performance.
Catalyst 4900 Series Switches deliver wire-speed services
in a small form factor (1-2RU). They are designed for top of
rack deployments where high-performance and advanced
services are required.
MDS 9500 Series Switches address the stringent
requirements of large enterprise-class multiprotocol storage
environments while offering low total cost of ownership.
Key Benefits
Product Portfolio
√ Intra- and Inter- Data Center Scalability
√ Ease of Multi-tenant Scalability
√ Seamless workload mobility
MDS 9200 Series Multiservice Switches integrate high
performance multiprotocol FC, iSCSI and FCIP into a
compact modular architecture to deliver cost-effective and
robust intelligent services.
√ Virtual Machine-aware Networking
√ Secured Virtual Machine Mobility
√ Integrated Application Delivery and Security Services
MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches deliver
scalable, high-density and cost-effective FC connectivity to
small- and medium-scale SANs.
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