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Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

ACI anywhere

ACI anywhere

Cisco ACI helps customers manage and excel in complex environments by increasing operational efficiencies, delivering network automation, and improving security for any combination of on-premises data centers, private, and public clouds. With ACI, customers can increase business agility through network optimisation, business protection, and cloud enablement. 

What Cisco ACI offers

Automation and agility

Automation and agility

Automate IT workflows and help organisations shorten app deployment from weeks to minutes.

Open and programmable

Open and programmable

Build programmable SDN fabrics leveraging open APIs and over 65 Cisco ACI global partner ecosystems.

Security and analytics

Security and analytics

Secure applications through whitelist model, policy enforcement, and micro-segmentation.

Workload mobility at scale

Workload mobility at scale

Deploy and migrate applications seamlessly across geographies with consistent policy.

Cisco ACI automation lifecycle

Establish network automation

Establish network automation

du deployed a 150-node SDN fabric in less than one hour and gained zero-touch provisioning with consistent policies.

Deliver services automation

Deliver services automation

Manx Telecom delivered services faster and more reliably through a unified interface for all application workflows.

Achieve application automation

Achieve application automation

Audatex simplified and accelerated its app-deployment process by providing automated workloads on-demand.

Cisco ACI building blocks

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

High-performance, low-latency, and power-efficient switches operate in Cisco NX-OS software mode or in Cisco ACI mode.

Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)

Provides single-click access to all Cisco ACI fabric information, enabling network automation, programmability, and centralized management.

Cisco IT accelerates business agility with ACI

Cisco IT accelerates business agility with ACI

Cisco IT deployed ACI to automate their data centers and speed up deployement of business-critical applications.

  • 58% reduction in network provisioning time
  • 21% improvement in network management costs
  • 25% reduction in CAPEX
  • 45% reduction in power and cooling cost

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ACI Ecosystem Partners

ACI Ecosystem Partners

Deploy ACI with confidence using our validated partner solutions to reduce risk and increase agility.

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Deploying ACI networks

Building your DC fabric

Building your DC fabric

Integrate virtual and physical workloads in a programmable, multihypervisor fabric to build a multiservice cloud data center.

Simplify migration

Simplify migration

Smoothly transition from a traditional data center to SDN with a common, policy-enforced approach.

Protect your investment

Protect your investment

Migrate to Cisco ACI and build on your existing Cisco NX-OS infrastructure.

The Cisco IT way

The Cisco IT way

Learn how Cisco IT transitioned to Cisco ACI for data center automation and improved business performance.

Automation should be simple

Reduce management time by 87% with Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler.

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Automation should be simple

Services

Rely on Cisco to increase efficiency, enhance agility, and mitigate risk. Cisco offers a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, implementation, optimisation, and technical services.

Featured content

Cisco App Center

Cisco App Center

Collaborate with developers, then publish and monetize innovative apps using Cisco APIC.

Learn from Cisco experts

Learn from Cisco experts

Get the latest updates about Cisco ACI and software-defined networking.

ACI Multi-Site

ACI Multi-Site

Application mobility with common policy, high availability and isolated failure domain.

Featured products

Cisco Tetration Analytics

Cisco Tetration Analytics

Simplify your zero-trust implementations, and get realtime visibility into your data center.

Cisco CloudCenter


Cisco CloudCenter

Deploy and manage applications more securely across your data center and cloud environments.

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

Supports Cisco NX-OS, data center interconnect, and open-source programmable tools.

Resources

ESG Labs conducted an hands-on testing of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure

ESG Labs conducted an hands-on testing of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure

In VM to bare metal server testing, ESG Lab found that Cisco ACI provided up to 80% lower latency, up to 600% higher throughput, and up to a 40% improvement in large file transfers between a VM and a bare metal server.

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