Compare Cisco ACI vs. Cisco Elastic Services Controller

Cisco ACI is ranked 2nd in Network Virtualization with 64 reviews while Cisco Elastic Services Controller is ranked 6th in Network Virtualization. Cisco ACI is rated 8.0, while Cisco Elastic Services Controller is rated 0. The top reviewer of Cisco ACI writes "Provides integration with VMM domains and their L4 and L7 devices, like device packages for F5, Palo Alto, and ASA". On the other hand, Cisco ACI is most compared with VMware NSX and Nuage Networks, whereas Cisco Elastic Services Controller is most compared with .
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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.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.We don't use all of the features but it's still worth the money.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.A big company can automate it themselves or spend a lot of money and buy it.We have saved time on the provisioning and configuration.We used Cisco Professional Services for the deployment. They were outstanding, but very expensive.Price is always an issue.

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Overview
Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) reduces TCO, automates IT tasks, and accelerates data center application deployments. It accomplishes this using a business-relevant Software Defined Networking (SDN) policy model across networks, servers, storage, security, and services.

Business success is increasingly dictated by agility: the ability to respond quickly to change, bring new services to market quickly, and do all of this within an environment that is simple and inexpensive to operate. The Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) promotes agility, flexibility, and programmability in network functions virtualization (NFV) environments and offers comprehensive automated lifecycle management capabilities. By design, Cisco ESC is built as an open and modular system. It provides a single point of control to manage all aspects of NFV lifecycle for virtual network functions (VNFs) in a dynamic environment. Drawing on industry standards and open APIs, you can control the full lifecycle of all of your virtualized resources, whether using Cisco or third-party VNFs, allowing you to choose best-in-class industry solutions.

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Bowling Green State University, du, Qatar University
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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm18%
Government10%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider30%
Media Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise74%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise86%
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