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Cisco ACI for Data Center Networking – Subscription

Build data center flexibility and agility

Accelerate your journey to security, automation, and assurance with Cisco’s intent-based networking for the data center. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software suites bring flexibility, allowing customers to choose the right time to migrate to this solution with simple subscription licensing.

Build a next-generation automated data center

Routed fabric capability

Enable a rich set of protocols to extend Nexus 9000 capability (such as segment routing, VXLAN).

Centralized fabric management

Implement a scalable, application-centric cloud infrastructure with centralized policy control.

Monitor data in near real-time

Export data across the fabric using telemetry to enable deep analytics, monitoring, and assurance.

Single or multiple data centers

Manage one or multiple data centers/sites with a single point of control.

How to use your subscription

Run in Cisco ACI or NX-OS mode

Transition to policy-driven Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) when it is convenient.

Manage one or more data centers

Gain the flexibility to choose what fits your infrastructure needs now and in the future.

Benefit from subscriptions

Subscription licensing brings faster access to innovation, better financial planning, and enhanced agility.

Three ways to buy

Choose one of the three offers, available as a 3- or 5-year subscription. Cisco Software Support Service (SWSS) is included with all subscription offers.

Cisco ACI Essentials for Data Center Networking

Run a leading-edge, single data center fabric or site. Cisco ACI Essentials provides LAN Enterprise (L3 routing) and ACI licenses with ACI Multi-Pod, a streaming telemetry license to export data from fabric to collector, and DCNM-LAN (for NX-OS) and APIC (for ACI) capabilities.

Cisco ACI Advantage for Data Center Networking

This option includes Cisco ACI Essentials plus advanced capabilities to manage multiple data centers or sites from a single control point. They are provided via ACI multisite or DCNM (through VPN fabric).

Cisco ACI Premier for Data Center Networking

This option includes Cisco ACI Advantage (which includes Essentials) plus Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE). Cisco NAE mathematically verifies the entire network for correctness. It gives operators the confidence of knowing that the network is operating consistent with stated intent.

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to commonly asked questions about Cisco ACI for Data Center Networking subscriptions.

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