Cisco ACI Review

A policy-driven solution that integrates software and hardware

What is our primary use case?

I am an implementer. Whenever a customer purchases this solution, I go on-site and deploy it for them.

What needs improvement?

From my point of view, troubleshooting issues relating to ACI can be a little bit complicated to perform.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco ACI for roughly six months.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is both scalable and stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Cisco's technical support team is very good.

How was the initial setup?

If you know the steps, then the initial setup is quite straightforward. You need to know how to configure it. You're looking at a minimum of at least five working days to build the infrastructure. After that, it depends on how many devices you want to connect.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't believe there is any licensing required.

What other advice do I have?

Normally ACI is implemented in the data-center — It's not an end-user product.

I would absolutely recommend this solution. 

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

There are some issues regarding the orchestration of vendors and integration that need to be addressed.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Implementer
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