Cisco ACI Review

The controller automatically detects new additions and scales itself, but it needs a better connection between infrastructure and logic.

Valuable Features

It's fully-integrated into vCenter, so we can see everything, like vMotion, and can manage fully with vCenter, as well as manage the whole network.

Improvements to My Organization

  • It's essential for a software defined network.
  • Automated systems
  • Helps to defend policies that we've created
  • Good for automation

Room for Improvement

It's very new, so there's lots of bugs, and it's only good for testing with PoC customers. We're the first Canadian customers for this product.

Infrastructure and logic should have a better connection. There's too much linkage and it's easy for people to get lost.

Deployment Issues

No issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

Again, it has lots of bugs as we're the first Canadian company for which it's been used.

Scalability Issues

The scalability is very good, as the controller automatically detects new additions and scales itself. It's agile because it's a cloud-based network.

Customer Service and Technical Support

We've used it a lot, and someone is always available because our employer is the first customer in Canada.

Initial Setup

It's complex, and you must go through training.

Other Advice

Look to similar products depending on your budget. Remember, this is in the early stages, so it's still evolving. Be sure to get training for implementation and deployment.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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