Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches

Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches

The Cisco N5K Series was designed as access-layer switches for in-rack deployment. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series helps simplify data-center infrastructure and reduce costs.

It supports I/O consolidation in the rack, reducing the number of adapters, cables, switches, and transceivers that each server supports.

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series features the following:

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet: The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series is a family low-latency, cost-effective 10 Gigabit switches designed for access-layer applications.
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE): Nexus 5000 Series supports I/O consolidation at the rack level through FCoE.
  • IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB): Features ethernet enhancements designed for the data center, including flow control and network congestion management.
  • VM Optimized Services: Ssupports end-port virtualization and virtual machine optimized services, increasing the scalability of virtual Layer 2 networks.


Spectra offers a full line of Nexus 5000 switches. If you do not see the N5000 product you are looking for, please call us to determine current availability.