Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI

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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI)

Overview

Recent Reviews

ACI review for Multi-Cloud

10 out of 10
June 14, 2022
I have implemented if for a large airline business. It's being used for the whole organisation and it replaced the legacy DC. It solved …
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Cisco ACI Review

9 out of 10
May 27, 2021
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure is being implemented in the IBM datacenter to manage internal user traffic on the applications …
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Very good product!!

9 out of 10
May 04, 2021
I have deployed Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure on multiple clients, some using it for the entire organization and some for the …
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Cisco ACI SDN Review

10 out of 10
April 30, 2021
As a service consultant and system implementation engineer, ACI is being used to migrate legacy WAN networks to this new SDN architecture. …
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ACI Review

8 out of 10
November 14, 2020
ACI is being rolled out as a new DC fabric to consolidate and simplify a legacy networking estate. Currently, the deployment is not …
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Industry-leading SDN solution

9 out of 10
October 30, 2020
ACI fabric is built across several data centers in our organization providing single-click access to all Cisco ACI fabric information, …
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Cisco ACI Review

10 out of 10
August 25, 2020
We use Cisco ACI as a multi-pod version across four data centers. Each data center has two fire protection zones, with half of one pod. We …
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What is Cisco ACI?

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is network virtualization technology.

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  • No setup fee
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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Cisco ACI?

The Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) framework lets applications guide networking behavior by providing pre-defined application requirements and descriptions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is network virtualization technology.

VMware NSX, Palo Alto Panorama, and IBM Cloud Internet Services are common alternatives for Cisco ACI.

Reviewers rate Performance highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Cisco ACI are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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.
May 27, 2021

Cisco ACI Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Traffic within the network works more efficiently without generating failures.
  • In my view, the platform is not suitable for small clients or for small implementations since the cost of the platform is not cheap.
November 14, 2020

ACI Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • The positive is that it allowed our customer to make inflight changes to a mainframe service through use of the SD Fabric, if they were on the legacy network this would have been far harder to achieve and taken a lot longer.
  • The negative impact on the ROI is it has taken a lot longer to deploy the equipment in to the estate than was originally forecast and as such the benefits case has been diminished.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • There was a high initial investment in the hardware.
  • Due to the automated and standardized configuration, we are much faster in deploying changes. Even possible as self-service for the customer.
  • We have fewer problems caused by human errors due to the automated configuration approach.
August 19, 2020

Is ACI good?

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Extremely positive ROI - It has enabled us to productise a modern & scalable private cloud.
  • Selling private cloud has extended the life of core MPLS business.
  • Has allowed the introduction of SDWAN with private cloud.
May 13, 2019

ACI review

Mahesh Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Automation increases accuracy, decreases human intervention and results in a reduction in costs.
  • Integration gives a seamless environment with other infrastructure platforms.
  • Reduces overall operational costs, errors in operations and has the potential to reduce the overall manpower requirement.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • We have had pretty good success with the product in PoVs and installs
  • The pro-serve on it is nice.
  • Some customers have been frustrated with the UI and it has not gone past PoC.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • We've definitely spent quite a bit of time relearning how to do things in ACI, but I think the investment has been well worth while considering that we can now deploy tenants and leaves from the ground up in a matter of seconds.
  • We can if we choose to upgrade an entire datacenters worth of switches in a single night. (We've chosen to break it up for availability requirements, but if you didn't require 99.999% uptime like us you may be able to do it)
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • So far we havent been able to leverage al the positives of the ACI infrastructure like Open API and RBAC so it's difficult to comment.
  • A negative I would think of is the change in the design implementation for Datacenter Interconnectivity.