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Cisco AI-Native Infrastructure for Data Center

Get your infrastructure up to speed for AI workloads

Most organizations recognize AI will increase infrastructure workloads. But only 13% of organizations say their networks are fully ready for AI now. Are you ready?

Accelerate your path to an AI-native future, today

Scale AI workloads, simplify operations, and support sustainability initiatives with a modern infrastructure—with fully integrated systems and Cisco Validated Designs.

Match readiness to growing AI demand

6x increase

Evolving power needs

In large part due to AI, power demand from data centers is expected to see a six-fold increase over the coming decade (John Pettigrew, CEO of National Grid, March 2024).


Network latency

79% of enterprise networks must reduce latency and/or improve throughput to fully support AI workloads (Cisco AI Readiness Index, November 2023).


AI-enabled visibility

41% of IT leaders say they could better achieve IT/business objectives through simplifying operations with AI-enabled insights, visibility, and automation (Cisco 2023 Global Networking Trends Report).

Realize the full potential of AI

Discover how Cisco's partnership with NVIDIA democratizes AI for the AI era.

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Deliver AI-native infrastructure everywhere—edge, cloud, data center

Support and scale AI workloads. Modernize your infrastructure with an open and disaggregated, consume-as-you-like model and fully integrated systems with validated designs.

UCS X-Series Modular System

Scale your AI infrastructure with Ethernet-based networks and modular compute capabilities.

Cisco Intersight IT operations platform

Support the infrastructure for AI workloads from a single cloud-based point of control.


Accelerate workloads by uniting compute, storage, networking, and management across your infrastructure.


Modernize your data center and simplify operations—while saving time, space, money, and energy.

Cisco Nexus Dashboard

Configure infrastructure with ease, minimize risk and downtime, and improve data center sustainability.

Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Leverage a scalable network infrastructure that supports the high throughput and low latency needs of AI.

Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

Make your network agile and radically simplify, secure, automate, and accelerate network deployment.

Cisco NX-OS

Build high-performance networks for AI/ML that offer flexibility, scalability, modularity, and improved performance.

Cisco Optics

Harness the full potential of AI/ML with high-quality, high-performance optical transceivers.

Modernization checklist

Understand how your network infrastructure is modernizing and scaling.

Structure your network for AI/ML applications

Build automated, scalable, low-latency, Ethernet networks with the Cisco Data Center Networking Blueprint for AI/ML Applications.

Customize your AI journey