Cisco ACI Review

With this product, I can deploy things with a script, then run it in five minutes

What is our primary use case?

It is a progressive tool. You can automate things with it. It is for a new generation of data centers.

How has it helped my organization?

The previous generation of networking, everything was slow, taking days to deploy and run a script. With Cisco ACI, I can deploy things with a script, then run it in five minutes.

What is most valuable?

  • Automation
  • Developing

What needs improvement?

Cisco should provide more examples of code in their website. Something that other people can use. There is a great place in the development area.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is not bad, but could be improved. In the beginning, we had integration problems, but now, it is more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There is a scalability path on the Cisco website. We are currently working on scaling the product.

How is customer service and technical support?

Cisco has a powerful technical team, which is very useful for us.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex.

What about the implementation team?

We used an international company for the deployment. My colleagues were very happy with them. The deployment happened before I joined the company.

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

The thing that I like the most from Cisco is the support and all the documentation that they have. We do have to pay for it though.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also considered Juniper.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Cisco ACI.

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