The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, the first series of switches designed specifically to meet data center-class requirements and scalable to 15 terabits per second (Tbps). The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches comprise a modular data center-class product line designed to provide highly scalable 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks with future support for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Purpose built to meet the requirements of the most mission-critical data centers, it delivers continuous system operation and virtualized, pervasive services. The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series is based on a proven operating system (Cisco NX-OS), with enhanced features to deliver real-time system upgrades with exceptional manageability and serviceability. Its innovative design is built to support end-to-end data center connectivity, consolidating IP, storage, and interprocess communication (IPC) networks on a single Ethernet fabric. The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 10-Slot Chassis provides modularity, high availability, and integrated resilience specifically for mission-critical data centers.