Cisco Container Platform

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Container management for a multicloud world

Everybody loves using containers.

Nobody loves deploying, monitoring, and managing them -- especially across multiple public and private clouds. There are simply too many tools and too little standardization.

Cisco Container Platform (CCP) automates the repetitive things and simplifies the complex ones so everyone can just go back to enjoying the magic of containers.

Benefits of Cisco Container Platform


Keep your options open. CCP is based on open source components (100% upstream Kubernetes, Docker, Contiv, Nginx, etc.) so there’s no lock-in. And it runs anywhere, with consistent deployment across hyperconverged infrastructure, VMs, bare metal, public, and private cloud.


Ditch all that container-related busy work for good. CCP automates repetitive tasks like installing Kubernetes and Docker, installing analytics tools, creating clusters, load balancing, curating the OS, and even updating the distribution.


This robust solution was jointly developed by an enterprise-level partnership between Cisco and Google Cloud. It is managed and supported by Cisco’s world class engineering, services, and support teams. One single TAC to support the entire stack.


Get started fast, with a single, integrated stack that addresses container orchestration, management, networking, load balancing, storage, security, and analytics and in a simple, easy to use platform.

IDC spotlight on container management

Container management platforms are now a top enterprise investment priority. Find out why.

Featured use case: SAP Data Hub on Cisco Container Platform

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Simple GUI-driven menu system to deploy clusters

You don’t have to know the technical details of Kubernetes to deploy a cluster. Just fill in the questions and CCP will do the work.

The ability to deploy Kubernetes clusters in air-gapped sites

CCP tenant images contain all the necessary binaries and don’t need internet access to function.

Choice of networking solutions

Use Cisco’s ACI plug-in, an industry standard Calico network, or if scaling is your priority, choose Contiv with VPP. All work seamlessly with CCP.

Automated monthly updates

Bug fixes, feature enhancements, and CVE remedies are pushed automatically every month—not only for Kubernetes, but also for the underlying operating system.

Built-in visibility and monitoring

CCP lets you see what’s going on inside clusters to stay on top of usage patterns and address potential problems before they negatively impact the business.

Preconfigured persistent volume storage

Dynamic provisioning using HyperFlex storage as the default. No additional drivers need to be installed. Just set it and forget it.

Deploy EKS clusters using CCP control plane

CCP allows you to use a single pane of glass for deploying on-prem and Amazon clusters, plus it leverages Amazon Authentication for both.

Pre-integrated Istio

It’s ready to deploy and use without additional administration.

Case study: Clemson University

As a researcher I don't want to spend six months gearing up to learn how to use the system. This is a way for us to learn one system, and be able to run jobs across one or more clouds.

Alex Feltus, Professor, Clemson University

More about container platform

See exactly how it works

This webinar demonstrates how easy it is to deploy clusters on-prem and in AWS using CCP.

The case for container managment

How you manage containers is as important as what you use them for. See what IDC analyst Stephen Eliot has to say.

TechWise TV: Container Platform

The “geeks you can trust” show you how to get the most from containers.

Cisco Container Services

Modernize traditional applications and improve efficiency by using our lifecycle of services.


Get hands-on with DevNet

Explore learning tracks to prepare you for deploying applications with hybrid cloud integration. Take a tour of Cisco Container Platform in our sandbox.

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