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SDN for your Data Centre

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) automates network and security for workloads within and across heterogeneous domains.

See how

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Strike the right balance

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) :
Do-It-Yourself, or a turnkey solution ?

Cisco ACI Explained See How

Make your teams faster, your business more efficient, and ensure complete visibility with Cisco ACI

Three Key Requirements to Securing Your Data Center Cisco

Time for a new approach to securing your data, applications, and dynamic workloads

What Cisco ACI offers

Automation and agility

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

Security and analytics

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

Open and programmable

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

Workload mobility at scale

Deploy and migrate applications seamlessly across geographies with consistent policy.

Are you ready for SDN with ACI?

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ACI Ecosystem Partners

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

Case studies

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

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

Achieve application automation

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

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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.

Automation & unified policy

Make your teams faster, your business more efficient, and ensure complete visibility with Cisco ACI.

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 centralised management.

Cisco ACI Virtual Edge (AVE)

Cisco ACI Virtual Edge is designed to support Cisco ACI architecture. It provides support for ACI application policy model as well as switching capabilities with high performance and throughput.

Featured products

Cisco Tetration Analytics

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

Cisco CloudCentre

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

Cisco launches Network Assurance Engine

Roland Acra, SVP of Data centre Business Unit, discusses Cisco’s strategy for intent-based networking and how network assurance fits in.


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