Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a software-defined networking (SDN) solution that enables granular application policy enforcement and service chaining. ACI is implemented using an SDN controller, which abstracts the network infrastructure and simplifies network operations.
ACI is implemented using an SDN controller, which abstracts the network infrastructure and simplifies network operations. The SDN controller manages the ACI fabric and implements application policies. ACI fabrics can be deployed in physical or virtualized environments.
ACI uses a centralized policy model to define application policies, which are then enforced by the network infrastructure. This results in reduced operational complexity and improved application performance. ACI also supports service chaining, which allows multiple services to be chained together to form a complete application service.
Service chaining is a key feature of ACI that enables the composition of multiple services into a single, end-to-end application service. Service chaining allows for the dynamic creation of application-aware network services, which can be quickly and easily deployed to meet the needs of a specific application.
ACI provides a number of benefits over traditional networking solutions, including reduced complexity, improved performance, and increased flexibility. ACI is an ideal solution for modern data center and cloud environments.