The Cisco Nexus 3524 switch, the second member of the Cisco Nexus 3500 platform, is a compact 1RU form-factor 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch providing line-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching with ultra-low latency. A license is required to enable the remaining 24 ports. The switch runs the Cisco NX-OS software operating system, providing customers with a comprehensive feature set, including Algo Boost technology and functions that are widely deployed globally. The Cisco Nexus 3524 contains no PHY chips, allowing low latency and low power consumption. This switch supports both forward and reversed airflow schemes and both AC and DC power inputs.