Cisco ACI Competitors and Alternatives

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Network Practice Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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Good integration with Active Directory and VMware products, but it lacks a network to connect to

What is our primary use case?

We are a professional services company and we have been evaluating VMware NSX for our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features for us at this early stage are the interface and the integration with existing VMware solutions."
  • "Everybody needs a network to connect to, and VMware doesn't readily provide one."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering this product is to definitely start with a proof of concept. Be sure to understand your business requirements, networking, and security requirements as well. I am currently evaluating different scenarios on scalability, integration with other products, and the underlay of the solution. While it may be a good product, I think that VMware should buy a network provider that offers the entire end-to-end networking solution. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.
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