Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a unique approach to networking that enables customers to build a highly optimized, application-aware network infrastructure. ACI provides a single point of policy definition and control for both physical and virtual application workloads. This results in reduced complexity, increased agility, and lower costs.
ACI QoS is designed to automatically identify and classify traffic flows based on a variety of criteria. Once classified, traffic can be prioritized accordingly. This ensures that mission-critical traffic always has the resources it needs, while less important traffic is managed in a way that doesn’t impact the performance of the critical applications.
ACI QoS can be used to manage both physical and virtualized traffic. For physical traffic, ACI uses network telemetry data to identify and classify traffic flows. This data is then used to generate QoS policies that are automatically applied to the appropriate devices.
For virtualized traffic, ACI uses application-level information to identify and classify traffic flows. This data is then used to generate QoS policies that are automatically applied to the appropriate virtual machines (VMs).
ACI QoS provides a number of benefits, including:
- Reduced complexity: ACI QoS simplifies the process of managing QoS by automatically identifying and classifying traffic flows. This eliminates the need to manually configure QoS policies.
- Increased agility: ACI QoS allows you to quickly and easily adjust QoS policies as application demands change. This helps you avoid the need to reconfigure your entire network when application demands change.
- Lower costs: ACI QoS can help you reduce your networking costs by eliminating the need for unnecessary bandwidth and hardware.
If you’re looking for a way to simplify your network management and reduce your costs, ACI QoS is worth considering.