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Cisco Open Pay

Pay only for what you consume

Cisco Open Pay is a consumption-based payment solution that allows you to pay for Cisco technologies as you use them, including data center compute and storage. Dial capacity up or down, and pay only for variable usage when you need it. With Cisco Open Pay, we share the risk and offer cloud-like pricing and flexibility where you can purchase on a per-Terabyte, per-server, per-port, and per-virtual-machine basis.

Align future payments to actual usage

We know you no longer want a static technology investment plan because you are consuming technology differently and want to pay for it differently, too. Cisco Open Pay allows you to combine the privacy of on-premises data centers with the elasticity of the cloud—you retain control and can plan ahead with confidence as your business needs change.

  • Minimize upfront costs. No hidden charges, no backdoor fees, and payments that match your usage.
  • Reduce risk. Align future payments to your actual usage and plan ahead with confidence.
  • Operate with ease. Reduce time to satisfy capacity requirements and easily meet temporary infrastructure requirements.
  • Eligible products are diverse. Open Pay is available across a range of technologies, including Cisco UCS, select switching and routing, and select third-party storage.

Cisco Open Pay can support your business by helping you:

Meet demand spikes

Flexible capacity ensures that spikes in demand don’t have to become spikes in your budget.

Manage growth

Be prepared for unpredictable, but anticipated growth without the financial commitment.

Lower operational risk

Additional capacity is procured, configured, and installed up front, minimizing business disruptions.

Support shared service

Transform IT infrastructure to support as a service for others to use on an as-needed basis.

How it works

Open Pay agreement

Customers enter into an agreement for the entire solution but pay a fixed charge for the committed portion only.

Extra capacity buffer

We’ll provide you with additional buffer capacity, which you’ll be billed for on a pre-determined, price-per-unit basis only if the buffer is used.

Usage and billing

We monitor usage daily and you will be billed on a quarterly basis—a fixed cost with no hidden charges or backdoor fees.

How Cisco Open Pay is structured

Utility consumption model: per blade, port, and Gigabit

Open Pay is a fixed/variable utility model that allows companies to pay for infrastructure capacity as needed.

Term and fixed/variable components can vary, like 50/50, 60/40, and 70/30.

Need some guidance?

Learn more about how Cisco Open Pay can provide your business with the flexibility you need. Not sure Cisco Open Pay is the right fit? We can create a tailored payment plan to suit your specific business needs and help you get the best rates. 

Payment solutions, applicable lenders and availability of any referenced programs will vary by country. Cisco Capital offers leasing and/or financing in a limited number of countries. Leasing and/or financing may be provided by an independent financing vendor in jurisdictions where Cisco Capital does not offer the applicable leasing and/or financing products. Other restrictions may apply. Cisco Capital reserves the right to change or cancel the foregoing at any time without notice.

In California, loans offered by Cisco Capital will be made or arranged pursuant to California Financing Law.