What is Cisco ACI?
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure is Cisco’s leading software-defined networking (SDN) solution, facilitating application agility and data center automation. Cisco ACI is traditionally deployed through a combination of other industry-leading solutions, including the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series data center switches, the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), and other hardware and software solutions.
Take your network to where the data is.
To keep up with the massive influx of data and increased demands on the network, networking professionals have to learn to broker, connect, build, and govern not only in the data center, but across a vast multicloud landscape. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Anywhere (ACI Anywhere) is a major step forward in managing complexity, maximizing business benefits, and deploying workloads in any location and on any cloud.
The data center is no longer a place or a fixed location but instead is defined as wherever the data is created, processed, and used. Cisco ACI Anywhere helps network engineers by extending the capabilities of the innovative ACI solution to any location: small and large, on-premises and remote, private and public cloud, satellite data centers, and 5G-enabled telecom edges.
Key benefits of Cisco ACI Anywhere
- Automation of IT workflows and application deployment agility
- Open APIs and a programmable SDN fabric, with 65-plus ecosystem partners
- Security through whitelisting, policy enforcement, microsegmentation, and analytics
- Workload mobility at scale