Get Flexible, Top-of-Rack, Layer 2 and 3 Switching
Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches extend Cisco Unified Fabric to mainstream data center environments. These 1-rack-unit (1RU) switches are positioned for top-of-rack (ToR) server access, offering performance and flexibility for demanding workloads. Included in this switch family are high-density Cisco Nexus 3100 switches, ultra-low-latency Cisco Nexus 3500 switches, and Cisco Nexus 3000 switches.
Features and Capabilities
Cisco Nexus 3000 switches offer wire speed layer 2 and 3 switching for data center ToR deployments. These switches deliver flexible port densities, low power, and programmability on a data-center-class, Cisco Nexus operating system (Cisco NX-OS).
Cisco Nexus 3100 switches offer high performance, mobility, high density, and rich programmability, all unlocked by a consistent NX-OS. These next-generation ToR switches are ideal for deployments where a range of densities are required. They also help enable mobility of virtual workloads at scale.
Cisco Nexus 3500 switches offer the lowest latency in the industry today, taking advantage of unique Cisco Algo Boost technology. These ToR switches are also well-suited for any data center environments, particularly for high-performance trading and computing. They are also ideal for big data environments that demand latencies of 250 nanoseconds or less with embedded advanced analytics.
Nexus 3100 Features
Modular and resilient Cisco NX-OS
Layer 3 In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
IEEE-1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
Agility and Programmability
Virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN)-ready
Supports Cisco One Platform Kit (onePK), a toolkit that’s part of the Cisco Open Networking Environment framework
Broad density choices at line rate
Support for 1/10/40 Gbps at line rate and 100 Mbps speeds for maximum physical layer flexibility
Nexus 3500 Features
Line-rate layer 2 and 3 switching at ultra-low latencies
Ideal for high-performance trading workloads
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Virtual Port Channel
Embedded Remote SPAN with PTP time-stamping
Easy Deployment and Configuration
Robust and proven software that is deployed in thousands of data centers worldwide
Simplified management with support for Python scripting, Embedded Event Manager (EEM), and other XML manageability tools
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