Cisco Nexus Positioning: 2 and 3 Tier

Cisco Nexus product family is such a big data center switch family that includes Nexus 9000, Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000, Nexus 3000, Nexus 2000, Nexus 1000V and MDS 9000. New users may not know where each Nexus series is best positioned in the Data Center.

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In the following part we will list the main use cases of the Entire Cisco Nexus Portfolio. Which one will meet your needs? Check the Table of Cisco Nexus Positioning as follows.

Cisco Nexus Positioning: 2 and 3 Tier

Innovation and Investment Protection across the Entire Cisco Nexus Portfolio
Use Case Access and Leaf Aggregation and Spine Core and Backbone
Traditional enterprise applications (SDN and overlay conversations)  

Cisco Nexus 2000 and 9000 Series

Cisco Nexus 2000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series

 

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Private and hybrid cloud and XaaS
Big data Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Cisco Nexus 9000 Series
High-frequency trading and high-performance computing Cisco Nexus 3000 Series

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Cisco Nexus 5000 and 6000 Series

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

LAN and SAN convergence with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) or Fibre Channel bridging to SAN and Cisco FabricPath Cisco Nexus 2000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series Cisco Nexus 2000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series
Web 2.0 and massively scalable data center (MSDC) Cisco Nexus 3000 Series

 

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series

Business continuity, disaster recovery, and data center interconnect Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Campus core Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Primary recommendations are shown in black and secondary recommendations are shown in blue.

Info from https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/solutions/collateral/data-center-virtualization/application-centric-infrastructure/acip-poster-side2.pdf

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