The APIC-EM delivers SDN to the Enterprise to the WAN, Campus and Access networks. APIC-EM provides centralized automation of policy-based application profiles. Through programmability, automated network control helps IT rapidly respond to new business opportunities. APIC-EM can be downloaded at no additional charge using a free membership to the Cisco DevNet community.
The APIC-EM and its applications are part of the Cisco ONE Software portfolio. The controller provides a low-risk, incremental approach to adopting software-defined networking (SDN) technologies in branch and campus environments. Using a policy-based approach, the controller automates provisioning of the end-to-end infrastructure to rapidly deploy applications and services.
The controller automates the deployment and compliance checking of network policies across the entire network.
The controller works with existing network infrastructure. There is no need to do an infrastructure replacement. No new network hardware is needed.
The APIC-EM is highly programmable through open APIs (representational state transfer [REST]). It can enable independent software developers to create innovative network services and applications to fuel business growth.
The controller auto-translates business policy into network device-level policy and enables policy enforcement across an end-to-end network.
The following are optional applications that can be installed on the controller.
The APIC-EM controller’s ESA application centralizes and automates design and management of new network services and branches on any platform, physical or virtual.
The APIC-EM Controller’s PnP (Plug and Play) application delivers on ZTD (Zero Touch Deployment) for Cisco Enterprise Network routers, switches and wireless controllers.
The APIC-EM Controller’s Path Visualization application greatly eases and accelerates the task of connection troubleshooting.
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