Cisco Nexus Primary Use Case

PreSales7bd0
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have a lot of customers that we implement Nexus platforms for. View full review »
reviewer1122879
IT Manager Network at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The pros of the Cisco Nexus are the simplified integration with the data center and the end platform before building a data center. Our primary use case of this solution is for the data centers. View full review »
Per Hougaard
Network Architect at Nvent
This solution is used as the core and access switches in our largest data center. We have several of them that make up our 40-gigabit uplink. View full review »
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NetworkE9b11
Network Engineer at a government with 11-50 employees
We use the 9000s in a series of different things in both the data center and even in the LAN (Local Area Network). Mainly we just use the products for the management of all the traffic — nothing really crazy. Being in the government, we can't use ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) and certain other technologies yet. The 9000s are deployed for high-end layer two and layer three switching capabilities. View full review »
SeniorNe0813
Senior Network Design Engineer at Kent State University
This solution is used in our data center. It is our layer-two switches that connect all of our servers to the data center firewall. Our data center is a little bit different than most in that we're only layer-two in the data center. View full review »
NetworkE2c48
Network Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mostly what we use Cisco Nexus for is in our access layer and distribution networks on our campus. View full review »
LeaderOf432e
Leader of Network Engineering at MVP Health Care
We are using this solution in the redesign of our data center network. Specifically, to provide an aggregation point for our data center services. View full review »
Andy Deshmukh
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
This solution is the backbone of our data center. We have multiple tenants built on it, in a network-centric design. We have our Dev QA tenant, user acceptance tenant, production tenant, our DMZ, and then our user edge where everything comes in and goes out. We have firewalls in between all of the tenants, and we use ACI to microsegment between the networks, within the tenants. All of the intra-tenant traffic goes through the firewalls. View full review »
Consulta4de9
Consultant at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
For the 9300 switches, we use them specifically for IPv6 routing in this particular instance, although there are plans to deploy them in a more general variety of switch-type use cases. View full review »
Ctio21c2
CTIO at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is for a secure and reliable connection to our servers. We use Nexus to connect to servers with a large capacity and high throughput. The solution has high availability which is very important for us, and Nexus provides that. View full review »
SeniorNe798f
Senior Network Engineer at Northrop Grumman
The product is basically used for our entire phone system. View full review »
SrManage17d3
Sr Manager of Network and Telephony at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The primary use case is for the core network infrastructure of our data centers. We use Nexus and the FEX line of products to interconnect all of the server infrastructure, as well as external connections that come in from our outside vendors. View full review »
UnifiedCe19b
Unified Communications Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The entirety of our network infrastructure is Cisco-based, and our voice infrastructure comes across that as well. I handle the Unified Communications. View full review »
Ricardo Mancilla
Solutions Architect at ABS Technology
Our primary use case for the Cisco Nexus solution is to provide data center access for our customers. This includes providing servers, storage, and interconnecting those to the rest of the network. View full review »
Khalid Mustafa
Service Validation Engineers at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution as an aggregate router in our data center environment so that we can have an extended VLAN port between different data centers, regional and local. The company has multiple data centers and most of the connections between them are through the 9K switches. We also have a couple of them in our lab for testing. These are used to test throughput, the system reliability, accuracy, and scalability for how many VLAN extenders we can have in our infrastructure. We are using Spine-and-Leaf architecture for our data centers. View full review »
CIOdf97
CIO at Masriacard
In my previous company, we relied on this solution as a part of the data center core switch. Everything inside the data center was connected through this unit. View full review »
Danish Rizvi
Senior Network Engineer at Halliburton Company
We use this solution for our data center layer two, layer three, infrastructure. View full review »
ProductMf527
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our primary use case of this solution is to provide Nexus 9000 in different models for the user on top of our switches or as core switches. It depends on the design and the customer's needs. View full review »
NetworkEd74c
Network Engineer Principal
Our primary use case of this solution is for our data center environment. View full review »
NetworkEcce9
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case for Nexus in our company is for the data center. Everybody that has access to our remote server rooms throughout the campus wants 10G data ports all the way across. View full review »
NetworkDd05b
Network Director at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution in our data center core. View full review »
NetworkA4cd8
Network Adminstrator at a government with 501-1,000 employees
We use this solution as the fabric switches for our VMware environment. View full review »
NetworkEe9dd
Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case for the Cisco Nexus solution is for our data center switches. It's our core switch that we use everywhere. View full review »
Dan Newman
Principal Engineer 2 at Charter Communications, Inc.
Our primary use case for the Cisco Nexus is for a VXLAN environment with some video multicast. View full review »
ITEnginea057
IT Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use for Cisco Nexus is for storage. View full review »
SrNetwordef0
Sr Network Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using the Cisco Nexus for switching. We use the product for LAN switching, overall switching, and for the data center. View full review »
Kervin Aterrado
Network Engineer at Table Mountain
We use this solution as a core aggregated switch. View full review »
NetworkA401c
Network Admin at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our primary use case for Cisco Nexus is for an internet data center. View full review »
Administ4e10
Administrator at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case for Cisco Nexus is for our data center and for collaboration with other switches. View full review »
Tqe Sylverne
Senior Advisor at CIGNA Corporation
We were doing a data center migration. We extended the network from the previous location to the new location. We had about 90% of the applications work seamlessly. View full review »
Timothy Patrick
Senior Network Engineer at Advanced Drainage Systems
This solution manages our data center and is our core infrastructure switch. All of our firewalls and application servers terminate into the 5K. View full review »
Roger Sherman
Network Engineer at American Honda Motor
Our primary use case for Cisco Nexus is the data center. We use it for all of our enterprise servers, for our phone systems, and other things along those lines. View full review »
NetworkCaac9
Network Coordinator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We got it for its port density. Our primary use case of this solution is so we can connect all of our other departments and agencies. It'll be the main connection to our core routers. I don't work directly on it, I work with the router that connects to it. View full review »
NetworkE1a81
Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case for the Cisco Nexus solution is for our core. We have Nexus 9000 and also Catalyst 9000 floor switches. View full review »
NetworkE78dd
Network Engineer at SRPMIC
Our primary use for the Cisco Nexus is the data center, core routing, switching, etc. View full review »
NetworkE88b3
Network Engineer at Google
We use this solution for the access layer of our network. View full review »
Cody Boelens
Network Administrator at St Ambrose University
Our primary use case for the Cisco Nexus solution is as a core fiber switch. View full review »
TechArch0f90
Tech Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We use Cisco Nexus primarily to check the health of our links. We use it to make sure if our links are good or not. It really helps with troubleshooting. View full review »
Nate Cielieska
Network Engineer at solutions4networks
Our primary use case for the Cisco Nexus solution is network connectivity. View full review »
NetworkT7b7a
Network Technician at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
My primary use for this solution is bridging servers and storage arrays and networks across multiple domains. View full review »
Michael Ozorowsky
Network Engineer at Tampa General Hospital
We use Cisco Nexus for data center requirements and interconnectivity. View full review »
Roberto Castillo
Internetwork Solution Engineer at OPLK
We primarily use this solution for data centers in places like high schools or businesses that support other businesses. View full review »
NetworkEf82e
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Our primary use case is for multitenant switching in our data centers for our edge equipment to go in between our firewalls and out to the internet. View full review »
Tyler Kongs
Network Engineer at Archer Daniels Midland
Our primary use for this solution is as headend switches at remote sites. View full review »
CTOb1a5
CTO at a tech services company
Our primary use for this solution is enterprise networking. View full review »
Andrew Svolopoulos
Unified Network Architect at Barry-Wehmiller
This solution is the backbone of our data center. It is the fabric to our UCS blade servers. View full review »
SeniorVo338e
Senior Voice Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the Cisco Nexus as our primary solution for the data center. View full review »
Bala Panchanathan
Director at Wipro Technologies
We primarily use this product for campaign management. View full review »
NetworkA9d42
Network Analyst at a marketing services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The Cisco Nexus is the core of our network, and I am responsible for troubleshooting the device. View full review »
Charles Lacasse
Network Analyst at Govt of Canada
Our primary use case for Cisco Nexus is for MACsec encryption. View full review »
InfoTech2e8b
InfoTech Specialist at California Department of Corrections
This solution is used as a switch in our data center. View full review »
Wendy Guest
Network Analyst at Marion County
We use this solution in our data centers. View full review »
Todd Neiert
Network Services Manager at Allen Systems Group
Our primary use case for the Cisco Nexus solution is for the data center. View full review »
SrNetwor9862
Sr Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution for our new data center. View full review »
Scott Black
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We use Nexus primarily for our data centers. View full review »
NetworkEd8c3
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our main use of Cisco Nexus is as our data center core switch. View full review »
ITDirect96f6
IT Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is for our core network. View full review »
ManagerOedd5
Manager of Network Engineering at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution in our data center. View full review »
Zaki Shah
Sr. Data Center Network Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for data center connectivity and we integrate it with ACI. View full review »
Infrastr6916
Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use this solution for our data center switches. View full review »
NetworkE492f
Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
This solution provides all of the routing and searching features that we need. We use it for internal use, rather than resell it to our customers. View full review »
NetworkE1898
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution for our networking. View full review »
Principld494
Principle Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution in our data center. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Nexus. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
443,152 professionals have used our research since 2012.