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Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

ACI Anywhere

Cisco ACI, the industry-leading software-defined networking solution, facilitates application agility and data centre automation. With ACI Anywhere, enable scalable multicloud networks with a consistent policy model, and gain the flexibility to move applications seamlessly to any location or any cloud while maintaining security and high availability.

What Cisco ACI offers

Optimise your network

Automation through common policy for DC operations

Protect your business

Business continuity and disaster recovery with pervasive security

Accelerate multicloud

Seamless connectivity to any workload,  anywhere, from on-premises to cloud

Featured solution

Cisco ACI Multicloud

Seamlessly extend policies and operational efficiencies to any application, any location.

Cisco named a leader

Cisco is positioned as a leader in the July 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Networking.

Cisco ACI solution components

Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)

APIC provides single-click access to all Cisco ACI fabric information, helping to enable network automation, programmability, and centralised management.

Cisco Cloud ACI

Translate ACI policies to AWS and Azure  cloud native constructs to create a single, consistent policy across multiple on premises and public cloud instances.

Cisco Virtual ACI

Extend on premises ACI networks into remote locations, bare-metal clouds, co-location providers and brownfield environments without the need for any hardware.

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 ACI Multisite Orchestrator

Build globally scalable and highly available data centre networks with seamless application mobility.

Cisco ACI App Centre

Find apps you love, collaborate with developers, publish and monetize your own apps using Cisco APIC.

Featured Cisco ACI integrations

AppDynamics Integration

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

DNA-Centre/ISE Integration

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

TechField Day Live Stream

Join experts discussing latest ACI Anywhere innovations broadcasting live from Cisco Live.

Partner ecosystem solutions

ACI Ecosystem Partners

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

Enhance scale and SLA, and reduce load balancing costs by 50 percent.

Deploying ACI networks

Building your DC fabric

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

Simplify migration

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

Protect your investment

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

The Cisco IT way

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

Automation should be simple

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

Securely automate cloud apps

Automate deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications, and better operate DevOps environments.

Use Cisco services to accelerate ACI adoption

We help determine IT readiness, simplify operations, and reduce risk through expert guidance and centralised support. We also support ACI on AWS through our lifecycle services, extending your on-premises data centre to multicloud.

Featured content solutions

Cisco ACI Remote Leaf

Extend consistent policies to satellite datacentres.

Cisco ACI Mini Fabric

Try ACI on a lower scale, optimised for smaller or remote locations.

Cisco ACI Competitive Analyst Report

Read why Cisco ACI is the industry leading SDN solution.

Cisco ACI Demos

Learn how you can leverage the benefits of Cisco ACI.

Related products and solutions

Cisco Tetration

Cisco Tetration offers a holistic workload protection for multicloud data centres. Now available in SaaS and Software-only models.

Cisco Secure Data Centre

Protect your workloads everywhere with a comprehensive security architecture.

Cisco Network Assurance Engine

Transforms operations in data centre networks to a fundamentally more proactive model.

Cisco CloudCentre

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


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