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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.



  • 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


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


  • 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