2018-12-12T11:08:00Z

What is your primary use case for Cisco ACI?


How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Guest
6363 Answers

author avatar
Real User

Our primary use case for Cisco ACI is to connect data center devices.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We implement customized Cisco ACI for our clients as a networking solution for a variety of purposes.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Our primary use for this solution is centralization.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use this solution for our data center infrastructure. We are a small, private university, supporting a mix of cloud and on-premise applications.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Consultant

The primary use case for Cisco ACI is for managing our data center and network switches. We will use it for the whole data center environment eventually.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We are transforming from an old legacy, non-Cisco network to a state-of-the-art data center. Cisco ACI is reducing a lot of competence on the network. We are reducing a lot of assets, a footprint itself. It has one single pane of glass management. We use it to support our clients.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Our primary use case for the Cisco ACI solution is the data center.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Our primary use case for Cisco ACI in our company is to have a central point to manage our network and to do API automation. Those are the two main focuses to automate.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We have purchased this solution for our network, but we have not deployed it yet.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

We use this solution in our data centers. It is for connecting servers and increasing our bandwidth and resiliency.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

This solution is used in our data center.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

I worked with this solution in my lab to prepare it for deployment.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use this solution to implement a network overlay. We have a software-defined network in our data center.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

The primary use case is for the data center.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

It is an upgrade from our previous data center technology.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Our primary use case for this solution is to use it as our data center backbone. We've got multiple tenants built on it in a network-centric design. We have our Dev\QA Tenant, User Acceptance Tenant, Production Tenant, DMZ, and then UserEdge, where everything basically comes in and goes out. We have Firepower firewalls in-between, but we're basically using Cisco ACI to microsegment between the networks within the tenants. But intra-tenant traffic goes through the firewalls.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

The primary use case for ACI in our company is to do data center segmentation to move our network to a zero-trust model.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Our primary use for Cisco ACI is to separate networks that don't want to talk to each other except for set work.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Our primary use for this solution is in our data center.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm in ACI operations and the current use for Cisco ACI is to host the entire server farm and all the applications which are hosted in our data center, here in Qatar, and also in different locations.

2019-03-05T08:02:00Z
author avatar
Real User

I am an engineer who deploys ACI. Most of the deployments cover L2 Out and L3 Out and migrations.

2019-03-05T06:21:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Consultant

The primary use case is in an environment where the customer has a very large virtual compute and a lot of physical compute as well - in terms of the number of servers - and a big heterogeneous firewall. They want to converge their racks where they have a physical firewall and a virtual firewall. They have their metal servers and VMware or Hyper-V VMs. This is the best use case. This is where ACI fits best because it can integrate the physical and virtual environments together within a single fabric. It can give a very good overview, an "aerial view" of your whole data center within your fabric. That's the best use case.

2019-03-03T11:18:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We used it as a data center switch. The company - our client - that uses it uses Cisco HyperFlex and FlexPod both connected to Cisco ACI.

2019-03-03T11:18:00Z
author avatar
Real User

My primary use case is for server deployment automation.

2019-02-27T08:57:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We want to automate some of the operational tasks of our team. We have many configurations and switches. In the future, we want to deploy a solution where we can configure all our switches in one place. This is why we are looking to use Cisco ACI in the future.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

The primary use case for this product is to enhance the speed of certain tasks in the network. We get faster deployments of network policies based on applications that we need to provide.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Instead of using traditional network structures we use ACI for network function mutualization. The mutualization of network devices and also for the control of automatization to manage the internet public.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

The primary use case is for our data centers. It has performed quite well so far. We interconnected it with our legacy infrastructure. We are now considering moving everything into the new environment, and hoping for the best.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

It is a progressive tool. You can automate things with it. It is for a new generation of data centers.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is for monitoring, automation, links monitoring, configuring of devices, like laptop devices. I use templates and push templates to the devices. We also use it for global software updates.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

The primary use case is for data center switching. This is what it was intended to do.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

The primary use case was to implement SDN in the data center to bring new technology for the application team.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Our primary use case is to provide a replacement for our existing infrastructure in the data center. It's part of our lifecycle management.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use it to design and manager our network. There are a lot of places inside the building, and we have to bring the new network everywhere to help us.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We started working with a customer which is in the Netherlands. They are really important for us. They started migrating the building of their CRM to ACI. We started with 2.0. We just upgraded the fabric to 3.2. In the next three months, we are aiming to migrate and upgrade the fabric plan to 4.0

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use it for data center management and multitenancy.

2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Primary use case is data center software-defined networking. We didn't have this before, so are just moving onto these new products to try to be more efficient with better performance.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are an integrator, so we work with the finance, health, and public sectors. We use it to automate the data center infrastructure of our customers.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We are putting ACI into replace the customer's legacy networks, so it's a migration project.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

We use ACI with Nexus 9000 in multi-tenancy scenarios.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Our primary use case is to interconnect both data centers in my corporation.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We're planning to use it as a product to sell to our customers. We are in the business of service integration. We offer solutions for our customers. We have specific customers who have a use for ACI because of the microsegmentation. They have five regional offices which all have five different people who are responsible for managing their site so we are trying to unite them and put everything under one roof and have a single place of control and visibility of the full network specifically for their data center.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use this product at a French hospital. It has helped to improve the data center and we would like to use it to change how we work with clients.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use Cisco ACI within our four data centers, and it has been deployed in all four. They are the backbone within our data centers.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

The primary use case for Cisco ACI is to migrate a legacy data center, including the new infrastructure. The product has performed well.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Our main use case is for building data center stuff, putting in equipment and provisioning it.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use it for our data center.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

The main purpose is to be a new data center in our company.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We are using it for application centric infrastructure (ACI). It is the evolution of the current data center setup from the legacy design to something programmable with some automation features which are missing today. The key challenge is to set up a new data center, then move all the legacy stuff into the new design. We need to understand how to do it, as are already under way. We already have products, but we need to go farther in the design and development of the platform.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Our use case is to change our network architecture and install new free data centres for our company.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

It is used in our data center.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use it in our data center.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use it for virtual automation and virtual networking in our data center. It is for virtualized networks instead of physical elements.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

We are switching the Nexus line to ACI for our customer: the server, firewall, etc.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

We use this product in our services. At this moment, it performs very well.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Our primary use case is for automating our data center. We are moving from a classic legacy data center to new data center, with Cisco UCS. The first implementation will have multiple implementations, then we will move ahead with a Multi-site implementation next year.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Our primary use case is Multi-site architecture. We run three data centers with Cisco ACI Multi-site, so the interconnections of these three sites are made with ACI.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Reseller

It is used in data centers.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Consultant

It is installed in the data center, and it works well.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We have it as a data center fabric, so it is layered to Fabric installation.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

The primary use case is using the automation for deploying new applications in our data center.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Real User

Right now, we are using ACI Fabric to replace legacy equipment.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

* Qatar Rail: network and data center infrastructure * Msheireb Downtown: smart city project including infrastructure for Big Data * Ministry of Interior: network design based on Qatar Rail's passive infrastructure.

2018-12-12T11:08:00Z
Learn what your peers think about Cisco ACI. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
442,845 professionals have used our research since 2012.