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Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

Agile, open, programmable, and secure

Agile, open, programmable, and secure

Cisco ACI, our industry-leading software-defined networking (SDN) solution, offers a unique blend of mapping hardware and software capabilities through a unified application-based policy model. Cisco ACI increases business agility and lowers TCO by automating IT tasks, enhancing security, and increasing operational efficiency.

What Cisco ACI offers

Automation and agility

Automation and agility

Automate IT workflows and help organisations shorten app deployment from weeks to minutes.

Open and programmable

Open and programmable

Build programmable SDN fabrics leveraging open APIs and over 65 Cisco ACI global partner ecosystems.

Security and analytics

Security and analytics

Secure applications through whitelist model, policy enforcement, and micro-segmentation.

Workload mobility at scale

Workload mobility at scale

Deploy, scale, and migrate applications seamlessly across multiple hybrid data centres.

Cisco ACI automation lifecycle

Diversify and innovate

Diversify and innovate

Watch how Hutchinson Networks automates its business with Cisco ACI.

Deliver services automation

Deliver services automation

Manx Telecom delivered services faster and more reliably through a unified interface for all application workflows.

Achieve application automation

Achieve application automation

Audatex simplified and accelerated its app-deployment process by providing automated workloads on-demand.

Cisco ACI building blocks

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

High-performance, low-latency, and power-efficient switches operate in Cisco NX-OS software mode or in Cisco ACI mode.

Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)

Provides single-click access to all Cisco ACI fabric information, enabling network automation, programmability, and centralised management.

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

Nexus 7000 and 7700 switches support a rich feature set of Cisco NX-OS, data centre interconnect, and open-source programmable tools through an array of deployment and upgrade options.

Boosting business agility at Symantec

Boosting business agility at Symantec

Symantec modernised its IT infrastructure and operations for the next decade of business challenges, achieving:

  • 79% improvement in operations and staff efficiency
  • 87% reduction in time in app development lifecycle
  • An 11-month payback period
  • $10.08 million IT infrastructure cost reduction

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Deploying ACI networks

Building your DC fabric

Building your DC fabric

Integrate virtual and physical workloads in a programmable, multihypervisor fabric to build a multiservice cloud data centre.

Simplify migration

Simplify migration

Smoothly transition from a traditional data centre to SDN with a common, policy-enforced approach.

Protect your investment

Protect your investment

Migrate to Cisco ACI and build on your existing Cisco NX-OS infrastructure.

The Cisco IT way

The Cisco IT way

Learn how Cisco IT transitioned to Cisco ACI for data centre automation and improved business performance.

ACI partner ecosystem

ACI partner ecosystem

Deploy ACI with confidence using our validated partner solutions to reduce risk and increase agility.

Learn how

Automation should be simple

Reduce management time by 87% with Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler.

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Automation should be simple

Services

Rely on Cisco to increase efficiency, enhance agility, and mitigate risk. Cisco offers a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, implementation, optimisation, and technical services.

Cisco App Center

Collaborate with developers, then publish and monetise innovative apps using Cisco APIC.

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Featured products

Cisco Tetration Analytics

Simplify your zero-trust implementations, and get real-time visibility into your data centre.

Cisco CloudCenter

Deploy and manage applications more securely across your data centre and cloud environments.

Learn from Cisco experts

Learn from Cisco experts

Get the latest updates about Cisco ACI and software-defined networking.

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