AI is here—is your
network ready?


of organizations expect AI to impact their business in 2024.

Cisco and NVIDIA have laid the groundwork to help those organizations simplify and remove the uncertainty in deploying AI environments and secure AI infrastructures. This collaboration enables enterprise, public sector, service provider, and web-scale IT teams to fully enable AI/ML infrastructures in their data centers.

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NVAIE brings AI advantages

NVIDIA® AI Enterprise (NVAIE) is an end-to-end, cloud-native suite of AI and data analytics software, optimized so every organization can succeed with AI.

  • Certified to deploy anywhere—from the enterprise data center to the public cloud
  • Utilizes key enabling technologies and software for rapid deployment, management, and scaling of AI workloads in the modern hybrid cloud
  • Simplified deployment in virtualized and containerized environments using Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs)
  • Cisco-managed system certifications
  • Includes global enterprise support and training
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Designing AI success

Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) are tested and documented approaches to help IT teams design, deploy and extend AI solutions successfully. CVDs can increase deployment speeds of AI clusters, decrease installation risks and improve the predictability of AI performance outcomes.

Learn how FlashStack, FlexPod and Cisco Run:ai accelerate success.

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Lossless fabric with RoCEv2

To take advantage of the benefits of AI, network admins need to deploy the right hardware and software features, along with a configuration that supports AI application needs.

This specific CVD was designed to do just that. It removes the challenges in networking AI/ML applications inside of data centers by providing lossless fabric with RoCEv2.

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AI development toolsets

The Cisco and NVIDIA partnership has resulted in a series of secure, observable end-to-end enterprise-level AI solutions that will transform the data center into an AI innovation engine.


NVIDIA NIM microservices provide for a more secure, stable, and supported production AI. NIM microservices, supported on over 400 NVIDIA-Certified Systems™ including servers and workstations from Cisco, are pre-built containers powered by NVIDIA inference software which enable developers to reduce deployment times from weeks to minutes.


Cisco Nexus Dashboard and Cisco Intersight simplify AI infrastructure management and operations through both on-premises and cloud-based management.


The latest generation compute platforms with fast CPUs and GPUs are crucial for efficient processing of AI workloads. These components ensure timely execution, resulting in faster and improved performance. Cisco and NVIDIA together can help enterprises Quickly and Easily Deploy and Manage Secure AI Infrastructure.

Created with our partner ecosystem, these containerized AI microservices are the building blocks for enterprises in every industry to become AI companies.

— Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA

The benefits of partnership

Cisco and NVIDIA: Meet your new AI Infrastructure

Cisco and NVIDIA share a vision and commitment to help customers navigate the transition to AI. Their combined generative AI solutions, accelerated by NVIDIA and fueled by data connected in a Cisco network, can foundationally accelerate AI integration. Together, Cisco and NVIDIA solutions enable enterprises to grow with the massive computing power needed to succeed in this new era of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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(Our new solutions) are going to arm enterprises with the technology and the expertise they need to build…AI solutions at scale.

— Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO, Cisco


Cisco and NVIDIA to Help Enterprises Quickly and Easily Deploy and Manage Secure AI Infrastructure

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The new workplace: powered by AI and Collaboration Devices

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Building Data Center Infrastructure for the AI Revolution

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Cisco AI Readiness Index

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NVIDIA AI Enterprise Quick Start Guide


NVIDIA AI Enterprise User Guide


NVIDIA AI Enterprise Support Services