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Cisco ACI Pros

Ehsan Emad - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Scientist & Analytics at a integrator with 11-50 employees
The most important aspect of Cisco ACI in my opinion is the ease of management. Other solutions, like traditional solutions and pricier solutions—or even fabric and PAT—you have to do many configurations on a box-to-box basis, With Cisco ACI, you go on the AP and do some "next, next finish" installer.
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KL
Solution Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The stability is quite good.
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RS
Manager Network & Communication Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Cisco technical support is great.
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Cisco ACI
October 2022
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PK
Assistant Vice President at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
All the features provided by Cisco ACI including orchestration to layer seven, service training, load enhancements and firewalls.
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Ehsan Emad - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Scientist & Analytics at a integrator with 11-50 employees
ACI's most valuable feature is its SDN capabilities. Everything is on your software design controller. Everything is blocked by default until you allow it.
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SA
Director Design, Architecture & Security at Syntax Systems GmbH & Co KG
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.
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HS
Network Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
It is very easy to do the configuration after you know how to work with the product. It is global, so you change one interface, and changes are reflected on every switch.
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TM
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the throughput that it offers.
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MasoudSabouri - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Consultant at Telcoset
Configures from a single point and commands don't need to be configured on the spine and leaf side.
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LC
Consultant Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
One of the most valuable features is centralized management. The other is the ability to create policies by routing.
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Cisco ACI Cons

Ehsan Emad - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Scientist & Analytics at a integrator with 11-50 employees
Before version 5, you could manage your firewall or load balancer from the AP. It was very basic and now they removed the whole features in the new version, so you cannot manage your load balance or firewall from your AP on L2, L4, and L7 services.
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KL
Solution Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Technical support needs to be more helpful. It's rare that you get a knowledgeable person.
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RS
Manager Network & Communication Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be great if ACI would include the next generation firewall feature.
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Buyer's Guide
Cisco ACI
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Cisco ACI. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
PK
Assistant Vice President at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is challenging for people who don't understand the programming language, making it difficult to migrate. With technology, there are two verticals. One is hardware driven and the other is software driven. Most people in our domain understand networking, but they don't understand programming. When we migrate, some programming is required.
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Ehsan Emad - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Scientist & Analytics at a integrator with 11-50 employees
The integration has room for improvement. There should be a drag-and-drop interface for configuring the integration where you connect some arrows to boxes, and the system takes care of the configuration. Right now, they have something similar, but it's limited. You have to take care of some things yourself. That is one area that the solution can work on. It's easy now, but it's much easier in other solutions.
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SA
Director Design, Architecture & Security at Syntax Systems GmbH & Co KG
Our company had a lot of issues with the starter kit.
I would like to be able to test the upgrades in a simulation before implementing them in production because not everyone has a lab.
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HS
Network Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Its graphical user interface (GUI) is not as user-friendly as it could be.
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TM
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Training for this product is available from institutions but it is not available online where you can get users trained easily.
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MasoudSabouri - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Consultant at Telcoset
There were issues when upgrading venues and registering devices.
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LC
Consultant Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The learning curve is long. It's very difficult to learn Cisco ACI. As a result, our customers usually have difficulty working with this solution.
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Buyer's Guide
Cisco ACI
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Cisco ACI. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.