Cisco Data Center Networking Software Subscriptions

Cisco offers a broad range of data center software subscription and licensing options to suit the specific needs of your data center.

Data center software subscriptions can…

Run in Cisco ACI or NX-OS mode

Transition to policy-driven Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Cisco's SDN solution, at any time.

Manage one or more data centers

Data center licensing has the flexibility to scale according to current and future needs, and refresh software independent of hardware.

Get latest innovations

Retain ongoing access to the newest data center innovations, linear and predictable budget spend, and an agile consumption model.

Data Center Networking Essentials

Data Center Networking Advantage

Data Center Networking

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Key features

Recommended for single data centers. Includes both NX-OS and ACI management and operations capabilities offering flexibility to migrate as neededRecommended for multiple data centers and/or clouds. Includes all the features in Data Center Networking Essentials plus advanced capabilities.Recommended for multiple data centers and/or clouds, and provides the highest innovations. Includes all Data Center Networking Advantage features plus Day 2 Operations Suite.
ACI Base
Streaming Telemetry
ACI Multi-pod
LAN Enterprise (NX-OS mode)
Network Services (NX-OS mode)
Streaming Telemetry (NX-OS mode)
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator 
Physical Remote Leaf 
VPN Fabric (NX-OS mode) 
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights  

Flexible subscription model

We can help you find the most comprehensive and affordable subscription model for your data center.

Explore the Networking Portfolio in our new Cisco Enterprise Agreement

Cisco networking solutions help you quickly adapt to change and simplify and scale operations. Get the depth and breadth of Cisco's networking portfolio in one unified license agreement.

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Simulator

This appliance simulates a Cisco ACI environment. Use it to understand Cisco ACI features, exercise APIs, and initiate integration with third-party orchestration systems and applications.

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