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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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What Cisco ACI offers

Automate for scale

Achieve automation through common policy for data center operations.

Accelerate to multicloud

Extend consistent policies across multiple on-premises and cloud instances.

Network protection

Pervasive security aids business continuity and disaster recovery.

Assurance and insights

Transform operations in data center networks to a fundamentally more proactive model and automate troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, and remediation.

The power behind Cisco ACI


High-performance switches offer industry-leading SDN and APIC single-click access enables automation and centralized management.


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


Extend ACI across on-premises and multicloud instances for consistent policy, security, and visibility.

New innovations for ACI Anywhere

The next big thing in multicloud networking is here. Announcing a solution for any cloud, many clouds, or only cloud with new Cisco ACI capabilities.

Popular ACI solutions and integrations

AppDynamics integration

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

Cisco DNA Center/ISE Integration

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

Tetration integration

Cisco Tetration offers a holistic workload protection for multicloud data centers. It is available in SaaS and software-only models.

Cisco ACI and SD-Access Integration

Cisco’s revolutionary Software Defined Access (SD-Access) solution provides policy-based automation from the edge to the Data Center and to the cloud.

Use Cisco services to accelerate ACI adoption

Cisco services help determine IT readiness, simplify operations, and reduce risk through expert guidance and centralized support. The services also support ACI on AWS through lifecycle services.

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 center.

Simplify migration

Smoothly transition from a traditional data center 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 center 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.

Recommended resources

TechField Day livestream

Join experts discussing latest ACI Anywhere innovations, which was broadcast live from Cisco Live.

Cloud ACI on AWS

Seamlessly extend policies and operational efficiencies to AWS cloud.

Cisco ACI software licensing

Migrate to a cutting-edge data center with ACI policy-based management by choosing one of the three licensing offers.

Cisco ACI demos

Learn how you can leverage the benefits of Cisco ACI.


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