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What is Cisco ACI?

Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) simplifies, optimizes, and accelerates the application deployment lifecycle in next-generation data centers and clouds.

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Cisco
Description
Cisco delivers intent-based networking across the branch, WAN, and cloud. We provide end-to-end security, automation, and analytics with award-winning services and support.
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Year Founded
1984
Total Revenue (USD mm)
48,005
HQ Location
San Jose, CA
Phone
847-678-6600
Ownership
NASDAQ: CSCO
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
Employees on LinkedIn®
88,923
Twitter
@Cisco
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"CISCO ACI"

What do you like best?

has configuration service in the network for the person of the same network. cisco aci has many benefits among some there is application performance, easy operation of administration and security policy of network and of applications to part has api.

What do you dislike?

Cisco Aci provides fast central data with simplified operations and a greater responsiveness to support a new generation of applications, and the difference would be lack of documentation and the cost of the license

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cisco Aci recommend it for its extensive experience and its broad leadership in the products.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cisco Aci, the transformation for the applications in the cloud and the data center, also automation the provisioning of the network.

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(501-1000 employees)
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"Cisco ACI is the automation your data center needs"

What do you like best?

Its strong point for me and that deserves prominence is its ability to link server provisioning tools, storage provisioning tools, to an orchestration platform, to streamline new deployments and builds..

What do you dislike?

Cisco aci is a great program, but if it were to quote something that can still improve a bit is the user interface screen, it could be a bit more intuitive.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ACI helped our company solve its problem with the lack of data center automation, with it solved the problem of network integration with the implementation of IT services in a fully automated service chain, saving us all the work and also saving time.

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"Steep Learning curve, but worth it in the end"

What do you like best?

the simplicity of handling multiple switches as one fabric, i,.e handling the whole DC networking as one switch or fabric. You configure it in one place (GuI) and it is available in the whole DC. You can even strech the networking between ohysical locations and still only configure in one place.

What do you dislike?

The gui needs to mature, it is good but could be much better

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take time to get it right when designing and implementing for the first time

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Faster change of networking in the DC, and automating most of the networking in the DC

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"Improve your agility and flexibility with Cisco ACI"

What do you like best?

The ability to manage the data center fabric from a single interface and/or by making calls to the API. It's much simpler to manage the data center from a single pane of glass. The flexibility I have in breaking up my endpoints into endpoint groups. The increased security. The ability to automate processes. The ability to integrate with other Cisco devices as well as 3rd party products; such as Firewalls and Load Balancers. The integration with hypervisors (for instance VMware) is outstanding. The overall increased visibility and flexibility I have in the data center fabric.

What do you dislike?

It's not that I don't dislike anything about the product, it just takes the time to learn it. The concepts are so different than what we are used to in Networking. It takes personal commitment and training. I think Cisco could make the interface a little more streamlined and easier to use. It takes the time to understand the flow of configuring things in the fabric.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure include:

* Reducing provisioning time of data center resources from days to minutes

* Improving ability to deliver on service level agreements (SLAs)

* Configuring infrastructure more quickly

* Using an application delivery model that is more in line with today’s workforce

* Reducing errors and overhead

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"Cisco"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, basic, user friendly. has been around for a while. i like that it is simple and all you have to do is log in and go, there is nothing to setup or validate for every day use.

What do you dislike?

Old school, not always working consistency. sometimes there are errors causing it to disconnect and if i don't notice it is disconnected, it is not tracking my usage which is an issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is user friendly however it does have the tendency of not being consistent. I would say it's okay for basic every day use for a low level company, but for a larger fortune 500 company I hope that there would be a better option, as this is not always consistent. Also, Cisco has been around for quite a while and their customer service is pretty good if you ever need assistance.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to use but seems out of date. There are better systems available that may not have as many glitches as this often does. I don't like that is disconnects and does not fix itself.

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"Cisco ACI is extremely efficient"

What do you like best?

I like how Api Rest allows you to programmatically interact with the network and make massive changes very quickly, making the task much easier.Another positive point is the telemetry around applications.

What do you dislike?

We had some bugs with user errors, causing the fabric to be in a practically irrecoverable state and the TAC did not always have the ability to correct delaying the task.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have several data centers running a mix of FabricPath, Catalyst and ACI. We have a data center that has been around for a few years that's only ACI and are starting to roll ACI out to additional data centers now that we've solidified the design/architecture.

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"The Automation of the Datacenter"

What do you like best?

Cisco ACI is the NGDC (Next Generation of DataCenter), it helps with the automation of all your task in the datacenter

What do you dislike?

Cisco ACI uses a new software/interface, so you have to renew your knowledge about Datacenter, because the way to manage ACI is very different of you did in the past with Catalyst.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- Cisco ACI API integrations

- CIsco ACI Tenant Isolation

- Cisco ACI Micro/Macro Segmentation

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cisco ACI has helped me to automate some task in datacenter, deploy a lot of tasks integred with other tools thanks of APIs. Thanks of Tenants design inside Cisco ACI, you can mix all your customers networks with the same network addressing in an isolated Tenant...

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"Looking into, but not tested in a full scale environment"

What do you like best?

I appreciate the cloud advantage. I do not have much experience using it, so I am concerned about DB support. I have this issue with other cloud providers.

What do you dislike?

At this point in time, nothing, but I have yet to test it in a deployment setting.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly, I am trying to use ACI for student project deployment where that deployment involves many databases and have security risks. We haven't had enough time to see the fruitfulness of these endeavors.

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"CIsco ACI has been reliable, Secure, upgradeable. Complex to setup with Policies. "

What do you like best?

ACI has been reliable to use. Upgrades are made easy using the APIC. Segmentation with Contracts increase security. SDN offers easier programability

What do you dislike?

To many linking of Policies. Something easy to setup on an IOS switch can be made very complicated in ACI.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Can be complex to setup and learn. But once setup there are many advantages including security, Network Segmentation, Troubleshooting, monitoring, upgrades, support.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Network Segmentation with Security.

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"CISCO REVIEW"

What do you like best?

Its user friendly and easy to access. Installation is simple aswell.

What do you dislike?

so far nothing. Its user friendly and recommended to use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

ITS GOOD TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING THE NETWORK STRUCTURE BETTER

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are understanding the entire network from the designs being displayed and is good tool

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"Safe software"

What do you like best?

I like being assured that my internet activity is safe

What do you dislike?

I dislike the glitches that I often cannot navigate

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving my discomfort from using certain softwares/websites. I realized the benefit of safety.

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"Cisco Products"

What do you like best?

Most helpful item or Cisco is the user manual guide

What do you dislike?

Not a fan of the navigation panels or layout

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving difficult mathematical issues that require this product

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"Great innovative software!"

What do you like best?

Great software with lots of new updates and more user friendly

What do you dislike?

there is nothing that I dont like about this software

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

utilizing to predict network behavior and prevent outages

Cisco ACI Features

  • Security Monitoring

Cisco ACI User Ratings

7.6
Ease of Use
Average: 8.4*
8.9
Quality of Support
Average: 8.4*
5.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 7.6*
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