- 72 x 40 Gigabit QSFP+
The Cisco Nexus 6004, the first switch in the family of Cisco Nexus 6000 Series, is a critical component of the Cisco Unified Data Center architecture, complementing the existing Cisco Nexus Family of switches. The Cisco Nexus 6004 platform extends the industry-leading innovations and versatility of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series purpose-built 10 Gigabit Ethernet data center-class switches. In addition, the Cisco Nexus 6004 offers the industry's highest 40/10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) port density in a compact energy-efficient form factor with integrated Layer 2 and Layer 3 features at wire speed, and low latency of ~1 microsecond for any packet size. With a choice of front-to-back or back-to-front airflow options, the switch is designed for a broad range of traditional data center and large-scale virtualized cloud deployments. It runs the industry-leading Cisco NX-OS software operating system, offering features and capabilities that are widely deployed worldwide.