Syed Ali Wajahat
Sr Network and Security Consultant (SDN & Security) at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It decreases network provisioning time and application provisioning time. It also takes fewer resources to manage it. You don't need a number of consultants to manage the ACI fabric because it's a centralized system. You will have one APIC controller which can manage more than 200 leaf switches. It depends on the APIC sizing. You can have multiple switches connected to it and you can manage it. View full review »
Imran Alvi
Network Consultant at Onstack Inc
One of our customers is a petroleum development company in the Middle East. They have seen very good ROI by implementing ACI. Their compute was relatively very new and their network was relatively very old. They saw very good ROI by having a very good, stable fabric that gives them very good response time on the network side. The second part is that they wanted to implement a cloud solution which would support their existing Hyper-V and Microsoft. That was where the customer saw a good ROI on the investment. They were very happy with Cisco ACI. View full review »
Data Center Implementation Engineer at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
I think it has a fairly good time to value. While it takes time to implement, once it's implemented the ability to make changes and adopt new functionality to the system becomes very easy. That saves more money over time because changes are implemented using fewer internal resources. I've seen some ROI for clients. Clients don't normally share that information with me, but I see how clients have benefited from implemented ACI and how the speed of implementing changes on their network improves over time. The ability to quickly make changes in the network is the biggest benefit that I've seen. View full review »
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Technology Support Specialist at Fujitsu
I'm not really so sure of how fast our client has seen return on investment. But maybe in the past three years they have seen it. I cannot comment on how much ROI they've had. But they've established some BPO centers, call centers, using the infrastructure. I don't know how much success they've had. View full review »
IT Evolution Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The business case is not a complete success today, because we still have the two environments running. We want to switch down the first environment while we have everything up and running on the new one, but it's taking ages. This is a big challenge. View full review »
Systems Network Manager at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is too soon for us to realize ROI. View full review »
Byron Hooper
Senior Network Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
I believe there is an ROI. We've been able to streamline our processes dramatically because of the way the new architecture works. So while it was a large investment, I believe that it had a big impact on the general productivity of our systems. View full review »
Dinesh Thathanath
Sr Manager at Cognizant
We have not yet seen the ROI. We are in a transformation journey right now where you can clearly see how that is happening. View full review »
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We're still in the process of implementing the product, so I don't know if I'd be able to tell about an actual ROI already or define what that is. View full review »
Director of Network and Security at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
ROI would be hard to quantify, but it would come from a network with less downtime, less complexity in changes, and one that is easier to manage. View full review »
Network Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees
We have seen partial ROI. However, that is probably more our fault than the product's fault because we haven't leveraged the tools that are there. View full review »
Platform Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
You can push scripts that you are writing now to set up connections in less than five to ten minutes. View full review »
Bojan Jambresic
Senior Network Engineer
We have saved time on the provisioning and configuration. View full review »
Network Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We have seen time improvement using the product. View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It saves time and resources. View full review »
Razvan Valceanu
Systems Engineer at a tech services company
I am an implementer, not user, of the solution. Therefore, ROI is not applicable. View full review »
Network Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We did not see ROI since this was in a lab. View full review »
Omer Yavuz
Group Leader at Havelsan Hava Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.s.
We have seen ROI. It has saved operation costs and also, the deployment phases are now very quick. View full review »
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