Compare Cisco ACI vs. Micro Focus Network Virtualization

Cisco ACI is ranked 2nd in Network Virtualization with 64 reviews while Micro Focus Network Virtualization is ranked 6th in Network Virtualization. Cisco ACI is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus Network Virtualization 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, Cisco DNA Virtualization and Cisco APIC-EM, whereas Micro Focus Network Virtualization is most compared with Cisco ACI and VMware NSX.
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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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Shunra, HPE Network Virtualization
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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.

Micro Focus Network Virtualization (NV) software enables you to capture and emulate real-world network conditions, so you can use real production data into your performance testing, and along with its powerful NV Analytics, it allows you to quickly detect and resolve performance bottlenecks before deployment. Or simply said, NV empowers you to release high quality apps by accurately testing and optimizing them for all network conditions. First, NV will discover and capture live network performance conditions, such as latency, packet loss, bandwidth and jitter and then it will test the application against the captured conditions to see how various networks affect the application's performance. Then NV will analyze results and gain insight into the root cause of the performance bottlenecks to ensure that the rolled out application is optimized for target network performance.

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Bowling Green State University, du, Qatar University
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Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm20%
Government11%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company9%
Government9%
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