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Cisco ACI for Data Center

Cisco ACI Anywhere, the industry-leading SDN solution, facilitates application agility and data center automation.

What Cisco ACI offers

Automate for scale

Achieve automation through common policy for data center operations.

Accelerate to multicloud

Extend consistent policies across multiple on-premises and cloud instances.

Network protection

Pervasive security aids business continuity and disaster recovery.

Assurance and insights

Transform operations in data center networks to a fundamentally more proactive model and automate troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, and remediation.

The power behind Cisco ACI


High-performance switches offer industry-leading SDN and APIC single-click access enables automation and centralized management.


Extend on-premises ACI networks into remote locations, bare-metal clouds and colocation providers without hardware.


Extend ACI across on-premises and multicloud instances for consistent policy, security, and visibility.

New innovations for ACI Anywhere

The next big thing in multicloud networking is here. Announcing a solution for any cloud, many clouds, or only cloud with new Cisco ACI capabilities.

IDC insights: get networking guidance for multicloud data centers.

See how you can leverage DevNet for all your ACI programmability needs.

Cisco ACI Software licensing

Migrate to a cutting-edge data center with ACI policy-based management by choosing one of the three licensing offers.

Popular ACI solutions and integrations

AppDynamics integration

Correlate app health and network for optimal performance, deep monitoring, and fast root-cause analysis.

Cisco DNA Center/ISE Integration

Map user identities consistently to endpoints and apps across your entire network, from campus to data center.

Tetration integration

Cisco Tetration offers a holistic workload protection for multicloud data centers. It is available in SaaS and software-only models.

Cisco ACI and SD-Access Integration

Cisco’s revolutionary Software Defined Access (SD-Access) solution provides policy-based automation from the edge to the Data Center and to the cloud.

Cisco ACI partners

F5 ACI ServiceCenter

Orchestrates end-to-end visibility, network configuration, and services automation.

Delivers automated security policy change management, and risk and compliance analysis.


Get visibility and automation from app tier to the physical infrastructure.


Offers comprehensive real-time monitoring of data center infrastructure.


Provides deep visibility and automation for Day 2 operational workflows.

Use Cisco services to accelerate ACI adoption

Cisco services help determine IT readiness, simplify operations, and reduce risk through expert guidance and centralized support. The services also support ACI on AWS through lifecycle services.

Cisco ACI customers

Ameritas, a customer success story

"Cisco ACI is an operationally simple solution with an evolutionary path to hybrid cloud services. We will continue to lead with technology in everything we do, and Cisco ACI is at the heart of it all."

Matt Billmeier, Director of IT, Ameritas

Recommended resources

TechField Day livestream

Join experts discussing latest ACI Anywhere innovations, which was broadcast live from Cisco Live.

Cloud ACI on AWS

Seamlessly extend policies and operational efficiencies to AWS cloud.

Cisco ACI demos

Learn how you can leverage the benefits of Cisco ACI.

Influence Cisco's priorities, access sneak peeks, and help create ACI experiences you will love.

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