Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a software-defined networking (SDN) solution that enables customers to build a unified network infrastructure that is optimized for their specific application workloads. ACI supports both physical and virtual devices, and provides a centralized policy model that makes it easy to deploy and manage application-aware networking.
Cisco ACI provides customers with a number of benefits, including:
- Reduced complexity: ACI simplifies the network by providing a centralized policy model and abstracting away the underlying hardware. This makes it easier to deploy and manage application-aware networking.
- Increased agility: ACI’s XML-based data model and rich set of APIs make it easy to integrate with existing tools and systems, which helps to accelerate the deployment of new applications and services.
- Improved efficiency: ACI’s centralized policy model enables customers to more efficiently utilize network resources, which leads to improved network performance and reduced operational costs.