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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco ACI

91%
25 Ratings
9.4

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

94%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco ACI

91%
3 Ratings

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Cisco ACI

78%
4 Ratings

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Cisco ACI

91%
2 Ratings

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.3

Cisco ACI

93%
9 Ratings

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.1

Cisco ACI

81%
9 Ratings
7.6

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

76%
6 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.2

Cisco ACI

82%
1 Rating

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Cisco ACI

91%
3 Ratings

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.7

Cisco ACI

87%
9 Ratings

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ACI

Implementation of a new application into Cisco ACI, with all of the relevant groups of servers and storage, is very easy to carry out, as long as all of the communications between the servers are known. Migrating an existing application into the platform was found to be extremely difficult, as legacy applications are often built on a flat network, where this kind of information wasn't documented in the required depth.
📎Mark Healey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

Although Cisco Prime [LAN Management Solution] is a nice tool and no other 4rd party tools can match its native monitoring and managing capabilities still i have given less rating and that's because it is only for Cisco vendor Devices. Hence if you have only Cisco infrastructure then go for it or else look for another 4rd party tool in conjunction with Cisco prime.
Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco ACI

  • The REST API allows your to programmatically interact with the network and make massive changes very quickly when needed.
  • The API allows you to tie together Server Provisioning tools, storage provisioning tools, into an orchestration platform such as Ansible to streamline new deployments and builds.
  • New Deployments are extremely simple once you've worked out your programatic deployment process. We can deploy new clients/tenants in seconds rather than days or weeks like it used to take.
  • Replacing failed switches/apics/etc is also extremely easy.
  • Tightly couple the underlying Network Infrastructure to VMWare Deployments to allow VMs to move anywhere in the datacenter at the drop of a hat.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

  • Wireless file detection and planning mode has helped us expand into new areas of our buildings.
  • Alerting is detailed when we have issues with hardwired and wireless devices, and Rogue Access Points are easily identifiable.
  • Cisco equipment information is much more detailed than other management products' SNMP queries and is an excellent tool for troubleshooting end-device connectivity issues.
  • Our KPI reporting for senior management and centralized management of our WIPS 'Wireless Intrusion Prevention' setup have both benefited significantly from the detailed reporting capabilities.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco ACI

  • Cost is always a challenge and ACI is no different.
  • The linkage between ACI and Tetration has been rebranded since the initial marketeering of it and this has caused confusion and in some cases diminished the business case as a result.
  • The fact that Cisco has developed multiple Orchestrators of their differing network stacks causes issues when trying to pull together a singular approach to orchestration across a Cisco e-2-e network in an Enterprise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

  • Maps. One thing that I miss is the fact that you can't see both wired and wireless equipment in the same topology map. For visualization and troubleshooting purposes, that would help a lot, and I honestly don' t think it's that much harder to implement.
  • I'd love to see an option to show 'live dashboards,' maps, or other visual tools to publish in a NOC room, or even just to broadcast in a big monitor to allow multiple workmates to check that information. Again, I don't think that would be too hard to implement. I remember a similar feature was available in the first versions of the product, way back in the 90's (yes, I'm that old :-) )
  • Sometimes, depending on what screen you are, the solution can be a little slow. I'm not saying the whole system is slow, but sometimes that slowness can bother a little.
  • Talking about areas for improvement, one area I think can be improved is the upgrade process. Even for not so large deployments, it can take a lot of time. Having this time decreased would be the right thing to do.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco ACI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Cisco ACI is doing exactly what was intended for it to do, that is support our next generation data centre, improve security, and increase resiliency. Migrating to another platform would be a waste of time, resource and energy, which could be better spent migrating more legacy applications into the Cisco ACI fabric.
📎Mark Healey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI 7.8
Based on 4 answers
Cisco ACI has changed the traditional data center model into a new era of automation and agility. The product was considerably easy to deploy met all the expectations. In terms of usability, ACI provides a unified interface for managing the whole infrastructure in one place which is the main benefit for users (admins)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI 9.3
Based on 9 answers
I do not give it 10 because the platform evolves more and more every day in the data traffic of the datacenter.But the implementations that they carry out for different clients of the platform are very happy with the result of the same over time.Another point that you notice about the platform, despite its good performance, is the low use of energy used by this 24x7 on, it is a good fact to take into account for our environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI 8.1
Based on 9 answers
Application and service support, in times where we needed consulation, were superb. Issues were mainly due to familiarity of our Senior Engineers with this new tool or application, and the uncertainties were clearly explained by the Support Team. All the while, an "unofficial" training, so to speak, was also provided during the implementation phase - but it's most likely due to the technical person that was assigned to us and how his approach was in terms of assisting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution 7.6
Based on 6 answers
We are very happy using Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution for the following reason:1- Ease of use with the GUI.2- Very well organized dashboard which can view many statistics on your devices.3- Customized dashboard for different views ( for technical team and executives )4- Schedule configuration templates to use whenever we need on whatever device we want.
Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The Cisco ACI training provided by Cisco was in depth, covered all of our requirements, and allowed us to implement and maintain the platform without issues.
📎Mark Healey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The following are extremely important when implementing Cisco ACI:
  • Design phase
  • Naming scheme
  • Documentation
Joacim Wicander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco ACI

ACI and DNA are all very tightly integrated as it stands today. So using one with another only increases the overall benefits, when you are using the overall Cisco Stack of NGFW, ISE, ACI, Assurance engine, and Tetration (which is another product, we plan to evaluate)
Mahesh Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

There are various 3rd party tools available in the market which not only supports monitoring of cisco devices but also supports non-cisco devices, even with these capabilities in these 3rd party tools Cisco Prime has maintained a uniqueness in its products being the native tool from Cisco. The uniqueness is about product supportability for given devices and some of the edge features such as configuration management, detailed heatmaps etc
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI 8.7
Based on 9 answers
Cisco ACI scales well and is suited in scenarios such as multi-cloud or large data centre implementations. It is not suited to smaller deployments as the efficiencies that it provides are not fully realised. It is well suited in large environments that contain both virtual and bare-metal machines allowing a great deal of flexibility. It is also perfect to support multi-tenancy platforms.
Daniel Hosking | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco ACI

  • We typically don't have to touch ACI. It does what we need it to do without having to "baby" it.
  • It's constantly running so the amount of downtime we have (if any) is very minimal.
  • It was pricey in the beginning but with is reliability it was well worth it.
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

  • It has helped us with our quarterly wireless security testing by pinpointing the location of non-approved access points vs. hunting for them via signal strength.
  • Saves time by helping to identify network health issues before they become a definitive problem causing downtime.
  • With errors detected early, we have noticed our wi-fi network is much more stable thus freeing up our engineer's time elsewhere.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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