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Case Study: German Automotive Group

Stretching a network fabric to multiple datacenters

Cisco ACI, is now implemented as the foundation for a highly scalable, zero-downtime network environment in a large German automotive group’s data centers. Cisco ACI connects the automaker’s data centers and factories around the world, providing exceptional IT automation, visibility, and control, extending to the cloud.

Summary

Challenges

  • Support ongoing growth in users, applications, and data
  • Improve workload portability to eliminate downtime
  • Accelerate service provisioning and change management
  • Make the transition from traditional to software-defined networking

Solutions

  • Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™)
  • Cisco Cloud ACI
  • Cisco® Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Results

  • Simplified network operations by connecting two data centers
  • Improved network segmentation, security, and control with policy-based automation
  • Established the foundation for a global, zero-downtime network fabric

Who is German Automotive Group?

Industry: Automotive
Location: Operates more than 25 production and assembly facilities in over 12 countries
Size: over 100,000 employees