- 16 x 40 Gigabit QSFP+
The Cisco Nexus 3016 switch is Cisco's first 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch platform. It is a high-performance, ultra-low-latency Ethernet switch providing line-rate layer 2 and Layer 3 switching in a compact one rack unit (1 RU) form factor. The switch provides customers with robust features and functions that are widely deployed globally. The line rate layer 2 and 3 switching at ultra-low latencies along with serialization benefits of 40 Gigabit Ethernet switching make the Cisco Nexus 3016 an ideal switch platform for financial co-locations. This switch supports both forward and reversed airflow schemes.