Cisco Cloud Network Controller (formerly Cloud ACI / APIC)

Take advantage of simple, secure, and automated connectivity for your multicloud network.

Why Cisco Cloud Network Controller?

Connect public clouds and unlock the flexibility of hybrid and multicloud environments by enabling observability and automation for workloads anywhere.

Optimize TCO

Lower costs by automating inter- and intra-cloud connectivity, using single policy and automated connectivity across any data center and all cloud environments.

Automate connectivity

Use a secure, automated solution with a centralized network and network security policy management across cloud environments.

Secure segmentation

Support security group rule management to enable microsegmentation across varied cloud environments.

Application networking

Automate, scale, and secure applications with service chaining of network traffic across various L4‒L7 devices.

Lead with Cisco Cloud Network Controller

The latest GigaOm Radar Report for Cloud Networking puts Cisco in the leader circle. Solutions including Cisco Cloud Network Controller and Nexus Dashboard rated high on key criteria set by the analyst firm.

Solution building blocks

Cloud Network Controller

Connect and consume public clouds, and unlock the efficiency, flexibility, and innovation of hybrid and multicloud environments by enabling observability and automation for any workload and in any location.

Catalyst 8000V

Use the Catalyst 8000V or native cloud router to bridge the WAN edge and the cloud edge, apply policies from end to end, and optimize applications to enhance user experience.

Orchestration capabilities

Take advantage of multisite networking orchestration and policy management, disaster recovery, and high availability, as well as provisioning and health monitoring with Cisco Nexus Dashboard orchestration.

Cisco Cloud Network Controller runs on…

Create a single, consistent policy across multiple on-premises and public cloud instances that integrates with your environment.

Extending from on-premises to AWS cloud.

Uses the Microsoft Azure-native policy API and runs natively.

Extending Cloud Network Controller to Google Cloud

Find the best cloud networking software license for your Nexus environment

Cisco Smart Licensing is a flexible and secure licensing model that provides you with an easier, faster, and more consistent way to purchase, activate, manage, renew, and upgrade software products across the Cisco portfolio and across your organization.

Networking Essentials

Recommended for single data centers with flexibility to migrate.

Networking Advantage

Recommended for multiple data centers and/or clouds.

Networking Premier

Recommended for multiple data centers and/or clouds includes everything in Advantage.

Save up to 25%

For a limited time, save up to 25% when you combine purchases of Cisco Cloud Network Controller and Cisco SD-WAN licenses.

Cisco Cloud Network Controller partner ecosystem

Remain competitive, with better outcomes and faster time to market for your applications.

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