Case Study: Bosch

Transitioning a data center from traditional networking to SDN is big for any organization. For globally distributed operations, the complexities are magnified. See how Cisco helped Bosch transform their data center.

Bosch accelerated fabric deployment and network operations by adopting a single solution for all its data centers.


Employees with corporate headquarters in Germany.

Leading IoT company

Delivers millions of connected products around the world for smart homes and smart cities.

From days to minutes

Time savings with accelerated fabric deployment and adoption of a single network platform for all data centers.

The challenge

Accelerate time to market

Transform data center operations to support connected products and services

Identify and eliminate vulnerabilities before they impact the business

Bosch’s vision is to transform into a leading IoT company. Intent-based networking and advanced automation are essential to this transition.

Jan Holzmann, Senior manager for Central Network Services, Bosch

The Solution

Cisco ACI lets the Bosch team address evolving networking requirements and increase efficiency and agility across its global data centers.​

Using the open APIs in Cisco ACI and the flexible spine/leaf architecture of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches, fabric deployments are now zero-touch.

By incorporating Cisco NAE, Bosch can be certain that configurations are consistent, that devices are configured properly, and that segmentation and security policies are enforced.​

The openness and flexibility of Cisco’s APIs for automating both the underlay and overlay networks was a critical factor in our choice of Cisco ACI.

Jan Holzmann, Senior manager for Central Network Services, Bosch

The Results

Adopted a single network platform for all data centers

Reduced time spent on network operations to enable innovation​

Accelerated fabric deployment from days to minutes​

With Cisco ACI, we will be able to dedicate much more time to projects that move Bosch’s business forward.

Gero Beck, Senior Network Engineer, Bosch​