Cisco ACI Pricing and License Cost

Syed Ali Wajahat
Sr Network and Security Consultant (SDN & Security) at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you compare the licensing and total cost of ACI, it's cheaper than NSX because of the licensing fees. If you are going for full NSX features it will be too expensive, especially the next-generation firewalling feature. View full review »
Imran Alvi
Network Consultant at Onstack Inc
I'm not involved in the pricing part, but Cisco has come up with Smart Licensing, which is a bit higher. But now they're giving the customers very good discount rates to bring customers in. View full review »
DataCent582b
Data Center Implementation Engineer at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
We don't license the products ourselves. The clients that we implement for also license it with Cisco. As it stands right now, the licensing structure hasn't been fully fleshed out for ACI. So, if Cisco hasn't fully fleshed it out, I'm not sure what the cost is going to be yet. View full review »
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ITEvolutd7ab
IT Evolution Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We bought a package for hardware, software, and support. At that time, Cisco was simply selling that package to distributors, then we opted for it directly. View full review »
Dinesh Thathanath
Sr Manager at Cognizant
We have the smart licensing, but that was supported when we bought ACI. Smart licensing was not there previously. Recently, we migrated to the new code. We had to convert to smart licensing. Licensing is for the overall number of nodes. We have a license for all 1,000 nodes right now. View full review »
Director6a4a
Director Engineering at Freudenberg IT GmbH & Co. KG
Once you sign for the start kit implementation, you have to go all the way through to the implementation, even if you are experiences issues. View full review »
NetworkE6ce9
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
A big company can automate it themselves or spend a lot of money and buy it. View full review »
Anders Westermann
Network Specialist at a comms service provider
The pricing is pretty good for new technology. View full review »
Daniele Leonardo De Fancesco
Network and Security Engineer at Lutech Group
The price could be improved. It is expensive, but then again, it is Cisco. The price is worth what you pay for. View full review »
NetworkE4953
Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's expensive but the product is very good. I have never found another partner like Cisco with a solution like this and with great support. View full review »
Grzegorz Dygon
Specialist Lab Network at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We don't use all of the features but it's still worth the money. View full review »
NetworkE486a
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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. View full review »
Nicolas Deslauriers
Project Manager at Radio France
Price is always an issue. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco ACI vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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