Data Center and Cloud Networking

Take your network to where the data is.

Features and benefits

Cisco offers data center networking solutions built for scale with industry-leading automation, programmability, and real-time visibility.

Deploy intelligent automation

Save time and resources by automating one policy across the network.

Improve Day 2 operations

Stay ahead of the curve, keep your network running smoothly, and solve issues quickly.

Provide performance at scale

Deliver high performance and low latency for more effective and dynamic forms of automation.

Extensive network management

Empower IT to move at the increasing speed required of your business.

Introducing Nexus Dashboard:

A single platform for full-lifecycle data center automation.

2021 Global Networking Trends Report

The world is facing an acceleration in the frequency, diversity and impact of network disruptions. Planning your network is now more important than ever.

LAN/SAN management

Get excellent performance and density up to 400G, as well as low latency and exceptional power efficiency.

Network automation

Facilitate application agility and data center automation.

Network assurance

Utilize Day 2 Operations to facilitate business intent, reliability, and identify performance issues before they happen.

Networking for service providers

Whether upgrading a telecom data center or building a new one, Cisco can create a solution that works now and is ready for the future.

Automating to scale anywhere

Cisco named a leader in The Forrester Wave™ Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2020.

Unlock the full value of your data center

Data center switching

Find the best data center switch for you.

Fabric management

Get comprehensive automation, extensive visibility, and consistent operations for your data center.

Day 2 operations

Use always-on software analytics capabilities for existing Cisco Data Center installations, whether they’re based on DCNM or ACI.

Multicloud networking

Capture business and user intents, and translate them into native policy constructs for apps across the cloud.

Storage networking

Respond to business needs, control costs, maintain compliance, scale, and continue business during disruptions.

Data center networking innovations

ACI integrations

Prepare your network and organization for DevOps with new HashiCorp Terraform integration.


Prepare for the cloud frontier with new advances in ACI-enabled 400G architecture.

Service provider

The evolving Telecom industry needs a data center network that can support profitability.

SAN Analytics

Scale to every end-device in your fabric with a seamless and affordable approach.

Networking software subscriptions

Cisco offers a broad range of data center software subscription and licensing options to suit the specific needs of your data center. Track your subscriptions through Smart Licensing.

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.

Improve results with our services

Accelerate your data center transformation with the right mix of automation, real-time analytics, and policy-based security, supported by strategic guidance and expert recommendations.


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