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"This is an expensive solution.""I don't believe there is any licensing required.""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."

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Top Answer: Cisco's technical support team is very good.
Top Answer: I don't believe there is any licensing required.
Top Answer: From my point of view, troubleshooting issues relating to ACI can be a little bit complicated to perform.
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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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Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm18%
Government10%
Media Company6%
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Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
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Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise73%
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Cisco ACI is ranked 2nd in Network Virtualization with 23 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 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco ACI writes "Our clients can implement one tool and have a unified visual picture of the health of the network". On the other hand, Cisco ACI is most compared with VMware NSX, Nuage Networks, ECI Mercury and Sangfor aBOS, whereas Cisco Elastic Services Controller is most compared with .

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