ACI APIC from a developer's perspective
February 10, 2017

ACI APIC from a developer's perspective

Nathan Sowatskey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

The ACI APIC is used for programmatic data centre automation. The key business problem it solves is integrating network provisioning with IT service deployment in an automated, end-to-end service provisioning chain. APIC also provides visibility of the "health" status of applications in the ACI fabric, which is key to maintaining IT SLAs.
  • The REST API provided the APIC, and many of the tools associated with that, facilitate ease of integration.
  • The developer support, in terms of documentation, access to code libraries, extended examples and simulated environments needs additional thought and attention. There is little support beyond the fairly simple examples provided.
  • Too early to say.
The overall concept is well-founded. It needs to be supported with easier to access examples aimed at non-network aware developers. APIC, as a web GUI and API gateway, has room for improvement.