Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)

The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller automates multicloud data center network provisioning.

Features and capabilities

Cisco APIC is the main architectural component of Cisco ACI. It is the unified point of automation and management for the Cisco ACI fabric, policy enforcement, and health monitoring and optimizes performance and agility.

Robust agility

Allows application deployment within sites and across global data centers without complex Data Center Interconnect (DCI) infrastructure.


Automate the interconnect of multiple on-premises and cloud data centers. 

Multi-tenant security

Provides a command-line interface (CLI) and GUI, which utilize the APIs to manage the fabric holistically.

Disaster recovery

Robust implementation of multi-tenant security, quality of service (QoS), and high availability.

What they’re saying

Configuring physical and logical components manually takes time and can introduce errors. With Cisco ACI, we can define groups, interfaces, and policies once, and then push them everywhere from a central console. Once the scripts are  developed and the button is pushed, no human intervention is needed.

David Martinez IT communications manager, Grifols

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Networking software subscriptions

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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.

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