Unified Fabric Next Generation of 10Gb data center ethernet
Designed to meet the challenges of the next-generation data centers including dense multisocket, multicore, virtual machine optimized services, where infrastructure sprawl and increasingly demanding workloads are commonplace.
High-performance, low-latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Optional Unified fabric with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for I/O consolidation
Virtual machine optimized services for higher asset utilization
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The Cisco® NexusTM 5020 Switch provides a unified fabric over 10 Gigabit Ethernet for LAN, SAN, and cluster traffic. This unification enables consolidation and utilization of previously separate infrastructure and cabling, reducing the number of adapters and cables required and eliminating redundant switches. The Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch simplifies cable management, allowing hosts to connect to any network through a unified Ethernet interface.
Optional Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Straightforward encapsulation of Fibre Channel into Ethernet
Eliminates the need for separate switches, cabling, adapters, and transceivers for each class of traffic
Helps dramatically reduce power consumption
Virtual Machine Optimized Services
The Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch is designed to support virtualization and virtual machine mobility by mapping virtual machines to network profiles, allowing network services to be allocated at per-virtual machine granularity centrally from the unified fabric
This cohesive capability to move virtual machines and network profiles together eases manageability and increases isolation
Consistent network and security policies can be enabled centrally over the unified fabric