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Cisco ACI for Data Center

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

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Why Cisco ACI?

Automation and consistency

Achieve resource elasticity with automation through common policies for data center operations.

Multicloud acceleration

Extend consistent policy management across multiple on-premises and cloud instances for security, governance, and compliance.

Protect your network with zero-trust

Get business continuity, disaster recovery, and highly secure networking with a zero-trust security model.

Assurance and insights

Transform Day 2 operations to a more proactive model and automate troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, and remediation.

Physical

Optimizes performance, and single-click access facilitates automation and centralized management.

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

Multi-Site

Cisco's Multi-Site Orchestrator offers provisioning and health monitoring, and manages Cisco ACI networking policies, and more.

Multicloud

This solution provides automated network connectivity, consistent policy management, and simplified operations for multicloud environments.

Unlock the full value of Cisco ACI

Nexus 9000 Series switches

High performance and density up to 400G, and low latency and power efficiency in a range of form factors.

Cisco Nexus Dashboard

A single platform for full-lifecycle data center automation.

Network Assurance and Insights

Portfolio of software analytics capabilities for existing Cisco data center installations.

Cisco Multi-Site Orchestrator

Get consistent network and policy orchestration across multiple data centers through a single pane of glass.

Container Integration

Cisco ACI provides a ready-to-use, secure networking environment for Kubernetes.

Cisco Services

Determine IT readiness, simplify operations, and reduce risk through expert guidance and support.

Cisco is named a Customers' Choice in the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights 'Voice of the Customer'

Networking software subscriptions

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

For single data centers. Includes both NX-OS or ACI management and operations capabilities.

Networking Advantage

For multiple data centers and/or clouds. Includes advanced capabilities on top of Networking Essentials.

Networking Premier

For multiple data centers and/or clouds. Get Networking Advantage plus Assurance and Insights Day 2 ops.

The openness and flexibility of Cisco’s APIs for automating both the underlay and overlay networks was a critical factor in our choice of Cisco ACI. It allows us to integrate seamlessly with business workflows and incorporate technologies like OpenStack and Kubernetes, with full support from Cisco.

Jan Holzmann, Senior Manager for Central Network Services, Bosch

Popular ACI integrations

AlgoSec and Cisco ACI

Provide automated security policy change management for multivendor devices, and risk and compliance analysis.

AppDynamics

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

Hashicorp and Red Hat

Achieve developer productivity using Cisco IaC integrations with HashiCorp Terraform and Red Hat Ansible.

Cisco DNA Center/ISE

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

Cisco SD-Access

Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) provides policy-based automation from the edge to the data center and to the cloud.

Cisco SD-WAN

The Cisco ACI with SD-WAN integration helps ensure a great application experience by defining application Service-Level Agreement (SLA) parameters.

New DevOps solutions with Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Explore cloud-native automation, a new DevNet automation journey, and ACI integration with IaC tools.

DevNet

Benefit from a try-before-you-deploy experience with DevNet sandboxes.

Cloud native automation

Embrace a DevOps model that accelerates application deployment.

Cisco ACI partner ecosystem

Cisco ACI helps you remain competitive, with better outcomes and faster time-to-market for your applications.

Data Center at Cisco Live 2021

Learn how Cisco Data Center is helping to bring more visibility, assurance and insights across your data center infrastructure and network.

Resources

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