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October 30, 2020

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

ACI fabric is built across several data centers in our organization providing single-click access to all Cisco ACI fabric information, enabling network automation, programmability, and centralized management for all data center services.
  • Application-centric network policies
  • Data-model-based declarative provisioning
  • Cisco ACI inventory and configuration
  • More seamless integration with 3rd party vendors (vmware, Hyper-V, )
  • More integration with Integration with CI/CD tools
  • Cisco applications and plugin market that will help with external integrations for data center automation
  • ROI - Single point of control to manage all of data center network devices.
  • ROI - Seamless network upgrades means no more downtime from data centers
Our organization has various multi-vendor virtualization platforms and the fact that ACI can be integrated into all of them is very beneficial. It helped to smoothly and seamlessly migrate from the legacy data center to ACI. Also, using Cisco and third-party automation tools make management and maintenance quite efficient.
ACI is a secure and advanced data center infrastructure, however, it is easy to manage and administrator s can turn up new services within minutes. This is a best in class solution.
The latest software is quite stable and overall support is excellent. Like the fact that new features are coming often.

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 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).
Definitely well suited for high-performance and high-density networks in data centers where enterprise applications are hosted. It is also well suited as infrastructure for cloud-based service providers where automation and programmability is a key role to provide cloud services.

Cisco ACI is less appropriate in stretching remote branches for data center applications as this role is covered by another Cisco product SD-WAN.