The Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches include both modular and fixed-port switches that overcome these challenges with a flexible, agile, low-cost, application centric infrastructure. The Cisco Nexus 9500 switching platform includes three modular options: the Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch with 4 slots, the Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch with 8 slots, and the Cisco Nexus 9516 Switch with 16 slots. All three switches use the same supervisor, system controller, power supplies, and line cards. The Cisco Nexus 9500 platform consists of Layer 2 and 3 nonblocking Ethernet switches with the hardware capability to support Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). With backplane bandwidth of more than 15, 30, and 60 terabits per second (Tbps) respectively, the Cisco Nexus 9504, 9508, and 9516 Switches support 1, 10, 40, and (future) 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces through a comprehensive selection of modular line cards. Configurable with up to 2304 10 Gigabit Ethernet or 576 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the switches provide sufficient capacity for both access- and aggregation-layer deployments.