Is ACI good?
August 19, 2020

Is ACI good?

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI)

It is used as a platform for private cloud & tenanted & connected into the MPLS cloud per customer. We used it for customers that did not want to go to public cloud & it has worked out cheaper for them than using AWS or GCP versions. We price it as a fixed price model with no usage-based costs.
  • Easy to sell
  • Easy to configure via single dasboard
  • Ideal for private cloud & trusted locations
  • Interoperability of physical and virtual workloads
  • Takes a while to learn to use - has some new approaches
  • Application visibility could be better
  • Not enough experienced people that can drive the tech
  • 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.
no issues (that I know of)
easy to scale
Great Cisco support

Do you think Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) again?

Yes

Cisco ACI is good for small to medium business environments.

Using Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI)

50 - actually its tenanted & our customers use it ,,,
5 - cloud & Data centre skills
  • Private Cloud for our MPLS customers
  • hosting of goverment data
  • hosting of multitenant firewall for managed firewall as a service
  • not sure if its innovative
  • migrate legacy apps that cannot be moved to Hypescale Clouds
  • stand up customer virtual firealls & SBCs close to the internet & voice gateways
fit for purpose product

Evaluating Cisco ACI and Competitors

Yes - Dells servers acting as private cloud
  • Price
  • Product Usability
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
Amazingly the price was actually right

Cisco ACI Implementation

product deployed & implemented as intended

Cisco ACI Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None

Using Cisco ACI

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Convenient
Feel confident using
Requires technical support
Lots to learn
  • no strong opinios here
from what i saw during training & watching our support engineers, its not too hard

Cisco ACI Reliability