What do you like most about Cisco ACI?
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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.
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 in from other devices that might be connected into the Cisco ACI that monitors external traffic. It maintains what end-of-life products would be doing and offers other opportunities to unify solutions.
This solution allows you to do everything quicker and more efficiently.
The integration with vCenter means that when I create something on the network, it only has to happen one time instead of many times for our many virtual hosts.
It's improved the static configuration of our data center switching environment. But it's added some challenges to our ability to operationalize it and make it easier for people to manage.
The efficiency in terms of the data center latency has been reduced by around 20-30%. Our applications function a lot better. We get a lot of intuitive data to know how our application stack is performing.
The most valuable feature is the unified fabric.
The most valuable feature of the solution is the Call Manager.
The most valuable features are the ease of setup for redundancy, as well as centralized control.
Cisco ACI can separate networks with a buoy interface. That is the most valuable feature.
This solution is easy to configure, and it is done in an object-oriented manner.
The most valuable feature is programmability, where we can manage a network via APIs and software, as opposed to having to manage complex hardware.
With ACI, if you need more capacity you can just buy more and plug them in without needing to do anything else. All of the sudden that infrastructure is there for me to use, configure, and add stuff to.
Centralized management and control of the entire data center environment and its architecture.
The features we find most valuable is the integration with the virtual switches of our UCS platform.
This product improved the way our company functions by enabling us to establish our goal of moving to a zero-trust model. That's how Cisco ACI helps us the most.
The most valuable feature of Cisco ACI is that it is eay to manage. We can automate and it can be scripted. Virtual ACI is very good.
The most valuable feature is the data center communication.
It is a complete re-write of everything that you've ever thought of from a networking standpoint.
We are doing automation from ACI and we have integration with Azure. With the Azure stack integration we can have total automation. We can configure the EPGs from there, and we can configure load balancing functionalities from there as well. The most useful feature is that you don't need to configure anything on ACI itself. You can configure on Azure and it will provision your application.
The most valuable features include microsegmentation, L3 Out features, and
the common tenant and tenancy model.
The best part of ACI is that it can integrate with a lot of virtual environments like VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM.
One area where it has an advantage... is that you're able to reuse a specific integration. If you add another server, you can use a specific integration and assign it to another port.
There are many features which are useful, like the automatic completion of the VXLAN.
We had different networks and combined them with ACI so we could have the control of one controller-based network. Also, everything is combined now.
The centralized management of the entire network data center, in this case with ACI, is the most valuable feature. By having access to some powerful APIs you can build your own tool to speak to the ACI controller, then with that, you can deploy things really fast. Having the option to build your own tools and then using the centralized management of the ACI to push the configuration to the network devices is very valuable.
The operation and maintenance costs have been reduced. It is also simple to deploy any deployment. Any configuration can be easily done.
The scalability has been great. It is very easy to scale.
With Cisco ACI, I can deploy things with a script, then run it in five minutes.
It has benefited my organization by saving us a lot of time.
It scales very well. When you increasingly scale with it, it makes the product easier to work with.
We can implement customer requirements more quickly.
The ability to integrate with other systems is the most valuable feature.
The stability is perfect. We have had no problems with Cisco ACI.
The straightforward migration of all of the applications and loop balancing are the two most valuable features. Also, the measurement of their customer-wide sources is very straightforward. It's another dimension of the networks.
The initial setup was trivially simple and easy. It builds itself because it is automation. You don't have to do too much.
It is more scalable than our previous products.
It has the fastest automation. You can move and deploy services in just a couple of minutes.
We can support policy based on our intent, then that gets rendered into the policy that we will be using for Fabric.
It offers multitenancy. The opportunity to install it on the same platform with a huge amount of customers.
The biggest benefit has been that it has improved communication between my endpoints in the data center.
Now, our customers have tiers of management that have meetings with about the simplest tasks because it has to be approved from upper management and senior management and by the time it gets to the engineer that's going to deploy it, it takes way too long. With the solution, they can delegate a person who would be in charge of running the ACI as a whole, and it will be much faster because it doesn't have to go through the whole chain of command for the simple task of deploying one little machine on one port in the data center.
Their technical support is very good. We had a problem and Cisco gave us the best engineer to resolve the issue.
Automation is its most valuable feature.
With its programmability, you can do stuff to policies to make them more flexible, allowing you to connect devices in new ways.
It has saved me a couple of times, as just a backup feature. It can easily do a snapshot before you do any change, and if something goes wrong, you can just rollback.
It has made it much easier to deploy and make changes in the data center versus the previous infrastructure, which was NX-OS based.
Because of its automation feature, when you configure scripts for Cisco ACI, it reduces human error.
Once we have it running, it should be easier for us to program our IT rather than going case-by-case, by switches and different elements, or program it by hand.
I have found the SDN features to be the most valuable.
The initial setup was pretty straightforward. We just moved from one platform to another.
The security component is its most valuable feature.
It is easy to use because you have all the information coming from the same technology.
We will improve our organization using the automation.
It is very stable. It works 100 percent of the time.
It improves security and automation.
It has reduced our day-to-day operations by at least half.
Building the ACI Fabric is its most valuable feature.
It provides flexibility, so you can install it everywhere.
Having a lot of racks and switches with a single point of configuration which can be done with automation on one platform using one API. This makes everything work faster.
The centralized configuration is its most valuable feature.
The scalability is great. This is the greatest feature of the technology. It is a great improvement in scaling out. It can greatly increase the overall scalability of the Fabric with multi-port and multi side, making it a great product.