Cisco ACI Primary Use Case

Syed Ali Wajahat
Sr Network and Security Consultant (SDN & Security) at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm in ACI operations and the current use for Cisco ACI is to host the entire server farm and all the applications which are hosted in our data center, here in Qatar, and also in different locations. View full review »
Imran Alvi
Network Consultant at Onstack Inc
The primary use case is in an environment where the customer has a very large virtual compute and a lot of physical compute as well - in terms of the number of servers - and a big heterogeneous firewall. They want to converge their racks where they have a physical firewall and a virtual firewall. They have their metal servers and VMware or Hyper-V VMs. This is the best use case. This is where ACI fits best because it can integrate the physical and virtual environments together within a single fabric. It can give a very good overview, an "aerial view" of your whole data center within your fabric. That's the best use case. View full review »
DataCent582b
Data Center Implementation Engineer at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
We implement customized Cisco ACI for our clients as a networking solution for a variety of purposes. View full review »
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DarrylG
Technology Support Specialist at Fujitsu
We used it as a data center switch. The company - our client - that uses it uses Cisco HyperFlex and FlexPod both connected to Cisco ACI. View full review »
ITEvolutd7ab
IT Evolution Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using it for application centric infrastructure (ACI). It is the evolution of the current data center setup from the legacy design to something programmable with some automation features which are missing today. The key challenge is to set up a new data center, then move all the legacy stuff into the new design. We need to understand how to do it, as are already under way. We already have products, but we need to go farther in the design and development of the platform. View full review »
SystemsNd760
Systems Network Manager at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use for this solution is in our data center. View full review »
Mark Hayden
Lead Network Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case for Cisco ACI is for managing our data center and network switches. We will use it for the whole data center environment eventually. View full review »
SeniorNe9978
Senior Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary use case is for the data center. View full review »
SrNetEng2781
Sr Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
My primary use case is for server deployment automation. View full review »
PaulIlavarasu Balasekar
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I am an engineer who deploys ACI. Most of the deployments cover L2 Out and L3 Out and migrations. View full review »
Byron Hooper
Senior Network Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Our primary use case for this solution is to use it as our data center backbone. We've got multiple tenants built on it in a network-centric design. We have our Dev\QA Tenant, User Acceptance Tenant, Production Tenant, DMZ, and then UserEdge, where everything basically comes in and goes out. We have Firepower firewalls in-between, but we're basically using Cisco ACI to microsegment between the networks within the tenants. But intra-tenant traffic goes through the firewalls. View full review »
NetworkEec9b
Network Engineer at CS Computer Systems
We're planning to use it as a product to sell to our customers. We are in the business of service integration. We offer solutions for our customers. We have specific customers who have a use for ACI because of the microsegmentation. They have five regional offices which all have five different people who are responsible for managing their site so we are trying to unite them and put everything under one roof and have a single place of control and visibility of the full network specifically for their data center. View full review »
ITNetwor4773
IT Network at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
The primary use case for this product is to enhance the speed of certain tasks in the network. We get faster deployments of network policies based on applications that we need to provide. View full review »
Dinesh Thathanath
Sr Manager at Cognizant
We are transforming from an old legacy, non-Cisco network to a state-of-the-art data center. Cisco ACI is reducing a lot of competence on the network. We are reducing a lot of assets, a footprint itself. It has one single pane of glass management. We use it to support our clients. View full review »
Dash Brousseau
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Our primary use case for Cisco ACI in our company is to have a central point to manage our network and to do API automation. Those are the two main focuses to automate. View full review »
NetworkE623b
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It is an upgrade from our previous data center technology. View full review »
Director5596
Director of Network and Security at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We use this solution to implement a network overlay. We have a software-defined network in our data center. View full review »
Assistan77f2
Assistant Director IT at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case for ACI in our company is to do data center segmentation to move our network to a zero-trust model. View full review »
NetworkM787d
Network Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees
We use this solution for our data center infrastructure. We are a small, private university, supporting a mix of cloud and on-premise applications. View full review »
Platformbd19
Platform Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Cisco ACI within our four data centers, and it has been deployed in all four. They are the backbone within our data centers. View full review »
Bojan Jambresic
Senior Network Engineer
The primary use case is for our data centers. It has performed quite well so far. We interconnected it with our legacy infrastructure. We are now considering moving everything into the new environment, and hoping for the best. View full review »
Director6a4a
Director Engineering at Freudenberg IT GmbH & Co. KG
The primary use case was to implement SDN in the data center to bring new technology for the application team. View full review »
NetworkAc25c
Network Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We want to automate some of the operational tasks of our team. We have many configurations and switches. In the future, we want to deploy a solution where we can configure all our switches in one place. This is why we are looking to use Cisco ACI in the future. View full review »
NetworkE88af
Network Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for our data center. View full review »
John Sweet
Network Manager at California Department of Corrections
We use this solution in our data centers. It is for connecting servers and increasing our bandwidth and resiliency. View full review »
NetworkE6ce9
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have it as a data center fabric, so it is layered to Fabric installation. View full review »
Infrastr4106
Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Our primary use for Cisco ACI is to separate networks that don't want to talk to each other except for set work. View full review »
Anders Westermann
Network Specialist at a comms service provider
Primary use case is data center software-defined networking. We didn't have this before, so are just moving onto these new products to try to be more efficient with better performance. View full review »
Daniele Leonardo De Fancesco
Network and Security Engineer at Lutech Group
We are an integrator, so we work with the finance, health, and public sectors. We use it to automate the data center infrastructure of our customers. View full review »
NetworkE67f2
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Our main use case is for building data center stuff, putting in equipment and provisioning it. View full review »
MajorCha1741
Major Change Supervisor at Vodafone
We started working with a customer which is in the Netherlands. They are really important for us. They started migrating the building of their CRM to ACI. We started with 2.0. We just upgraded the fabric to 3.2. In the next three months, we are aiming to migrate and upgrade the fabric plan to 4.0 View full review »
Stephane Deroch
Network Architect at Air France
Our use case is to change our network architecture and install new free data centres for our company. View full review »
NetworkE663b
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are putting ACI into replace the customer's legacy networks, so it's a migration project. View full review »
NetworkE4953
Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this product at a French hospital. It has helped to improve the data center and we would like to use it to change how we work with clients. View full review »
Razvan Valceanu
Systems Engineer at a tech services company
The primary use case is for data center switching. This is what it was intended to do. View full review »
Michel RASIAH
Network Engineer at Societe Generale
We are switching the Nexus line to ACI for our customer: the server, firewall, etc. View full review »
Grzegorz Dygon
Specialist Lab Network at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case of this solution is for monitoring, automation, links monitoring, configuring of devices, like laptop devices. I use templates and push templates to the devices. We also use it for global software updates. View full review »
George Ribarski
Information Security Architect at Progress Software Corporation
The primary use case for Cisco ACI is to migrate a legacy data center, including the new infrastructure. The product has performed well. View full review »
NetworkEc10c
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Our primary use case is to provide a replacement for our existing infrastructure in the data center. It's part of our lifecycle management. View full review »
NetworkA270c
Network Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We use it for data center management and multitenancy. View full review »
Gael Ravot
Network Engineer at Etta de Vaud
The primary use case is using the automation for deploying new applications in our data center. View full review »
Ruben Del Monte
Network Consulting Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Right now, we are using ACI Fabric to replace legacy equipment. View full review »
Federico Nicolelli
Network and Security Manager at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is Multi-site architecture. We run three data centers with Cisco ACI Multi-site, so the interconnections of these three sites are made with ACI. View full review »
NetworkA92ac
Network Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case is for automating our data center. We are moving from a classic legacy data center to new data center, with Cisco UCS. The first implementation will have multiple implementations, then we will move ahead with a Multi-site implementation next year. View full review »
NetworkE486a
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is a progressive tool. You can automate things with it. It is for a new generation of data centers. View full review »
NetworkE1539
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case for Cisco ACI is to connect data center devices. View full review »
Principa2c58
Principal Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
I worked with this solution in my lab to prepare it for deployment. View full review »
Pau Sastre Vazquez
Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The main purpose is to be a new data center in our company. View full review »
Nicolas Deslauriers
Project Manager at Radio France
We use it to design and manager our network. There are a lot of places inside the building, and we have to bring the new network everywhere to help us. View full review »
NetworkAc8df
Network Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use it in our data center. View full review »
NetworkEb520
Network Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case for the Cisco ACI solution is the data center. View full review »
Esteve Codina
IT Network Engineer at MANGO
Our primary use case is to interconnect both data centers in my corporation. View full review »
CloudAdva9fe
Cloud Advisory Consultant at Accenture
It is installed in the data center, and it works well. View full review »
Marcin Dobrzynski
ICT Expert at Orange Polska
We use this product in our services. At this moment, it performs very well. View full review »
NetworkE07e9
Network Engineer at a political organization with 10,001+ employees
It is used in our data center. View full review »
Mathys Chauvain
Network Engineer at BPCE Infogérance & Technologies
We use it for virtual automation and virtual networking in our data center. It is for virtualized networks instead of physical elements. View full review »
Integratdbf1
Integrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
This solution is used in our data center. View full review »
Omer Yavuz
Group Leader at Havelsan Hava Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.s.
Instead of using traditional network structures we use ACI for network function mutualization. The mutualization of network devices and also for the control of automatization to manage the internet public. View full review »
Collabor130b
Sr. IT System Administration at a government with 10,001+ employees
We have purchased this solution for our network, but we have not deployed it yet. View full review »
Andrea Margheritini
Project Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We use ACI with Nexus 9000 in multi-tenancy scenarios. View full review »
Tabbrez Balbbale
Security Advisor at https://globalqart,com
* Qatar Rail: network and data center infrastructure * Msheireb Downtown: smart city project including infrastructure for Big Data * Ministry of Interior: network design based on Qatar Rail's passive infrastructure. View full review »
PedroCardenas
Sr. Voice Engineer at SGWS
Our primary use for this solution is centralization. View full review »
Presalesd6c5
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is used in data centers. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco ACI. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
442,041 professionals have used our research since 2012.