Cisco ACI Valuable Features

GC
DataCent582b
Data Center Implementation Engineer at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

In a very general way, the ease of access, ease of use, and ease of connecting the system is a valuable feature in itself. The solution doesn't really increase detection rates as that is not what it was created for. Threat prevention comes from other devices that might be connected to the Cisco ACI that monitors external traffic. The ACI solution maintains what end-of-life products would be doing and offers other opportunities to unify solutions.

View full review »
JB
SystemsNd760
Systems Network Manager at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

This is a modern, next-generation solution, and it is where the platform is going.

I have been told that this is an easy solution to configure, but we are just starting to deploy it, so that is to be determined.

View full review »
Mark Hayden
Lead Network Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The good side of it is being able to control your network switching and routing in the data center from a single control point.

View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco ACI. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
479,763 professionals have used our research since 2012.
SS
SeniorNe9978
Senior Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The fact that it's modern and that it's easy to configure are the two most valuable features. 

View full review »
Byron Hooper
Senior Network Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees

The features we find most valuable is the integration with the virtual switches of our UCS platform. It gives a lot of visibility right from the ACI console, the ability to channel out the traffic and segment it without having to get into separate physical hardware or trying to figure out VDCs manually. So far that's been really powerful and extremely useful for us.

View full review »
Dinesh Thathanath
Sr Manager at Cognizant

The most valuable feature of this solution is the single pane of management. You can have various API integrations and you can have software-defined scripts.

Cisco ACI can build things for you which was not possible on legacy networks. 

View full review »
Dash Brousseau
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature of the solution is having a central point to log in. I have a simple dashboard that has all my devices connected. That is what I'm looking for.

View full review »
ML
NetworkE623b
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is that we have centralized management and control of pretty much the entire data center and the architecture of it. It gives us a genuine single pane of glass to look through to manage all of our devices.

We're still in the process of doing the migration. We haven't migrated completely all of our applications out of our legacy into it yet. It was challenging at first, but getting easier now that we're starting to get into it.

View full review »
DG
Director5596
Director of Network and Security at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is programmability, where we can manage a network via APIs and software, as opposed to having to manage complex hardware.

View full review »
SA
Director6a4a
Director Engineering at Freudenberg IT GmbH & Co. KG

We have the flexibility to bring an application from wherever it is located from one end of application to the other. It has overlay at the end.

View full review »
MW
Assistan77f2
Assistant Director IT at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature at this stage is that it can do segmentation without running everything through a firewall. You're able to do segmentation without having firewalls in the middle of all your connections. It is extendable to other data centers. You can extend your Layer 2 VLANs over Layer 3, using VXLAN.

View full review »
BE
NetworkM787d
Network Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the integration with vCenter, as it makes it easier for the systems and network to interoperate.

View full review »
John Sweet
Network Manager at California Department of Corrections

The most valuable features are the ease of setup for redundancy, as well as centralized control.

View full review »
TM
Infrastr4106
Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

Cisco ACI can separate networks with a buoy interface. That is the most valuable feature.

View full review »
TM
reviewer1307187
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is the throughput that it offers.

View full review »
AD
ITNetwor78fd
IT Networker Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are the automation with the different systems for the software development and the ability to provision switches in hours rather than days.

Automation is the main criteria why we chose to go with this solution.

View full review »
NP
NetworkE1539
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature of Cisco ACI is that it is easy to manage. We can automate and it can be scripted. Virtual ACI is very good.

View full review »
SP
Principa2c58
Principal Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees

This solution is easy to configure, and it is done in an object-oriented manner.

View full review »
EG
NetworkEb520
Network Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the unified fabric.

View full review »
JP
Integratdbf1
Senior Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the data center communication.

View full review »
AH
Collabor130b
Sr. IT System Administration at a government with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature of the solution is the Call Manager.

View full review »
PC
PedroCardenas
Sr. Voice Engineer at SGWS

This solution allows you to do everything quicker and more efficiently.

View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco ACI. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
479,763 professionals have used our research since 2012.