Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a highly programmable, software-defined networking solution that supports rapid application deployment in data center environments. ACI is designed to simplify network operations and increase network agility.
ACI also features an integrated, hardware-agnostic controller that automates many of the tasks required to configure and manage data center networks. The controller abstracts away the underlying network hardware, making it easier to provision and manage network resources.
In addition, ACI includes a rich set of networking features, such as quality of service, security, and monitoring. These features are all managed through the central policy model, making it easy to apply consistent policies across the data center.
Cisco’s ACI solution is a compelling option for data center operators looking for a software-defined networking solution that can simplify network operations and increase network agility.