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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."
  • "It is quite expensive. It is not at all on the cheap or medium side."
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    Top Answer:There are some very major differences between both the Products and to name a few. -Cisco ACI have physical network gear (9K Switches) where the Code runs in ACI Policy Mode & the UCS server where… more »
    Top Answer:Once you know your way around the Cisco ecosystem, using Cisco ACI is not so difficult. It is a global product, so when you change one interface, changes are automatically reflected on every switch… more »
    Top Answer:One of the most valuable features is centralized management. The other is the ability to create policies by routing.
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    Also Known As
    ECI Mercury NFV, ECI Mercury Network Functions Virtualization
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    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.

    Providing end-users with the best low-latency experience, Mercury excels at deploying virtualized network functions at the mobile edge, at the customer premises, and in the network as an edge cloud. Mercury NFV platforms ensure that your network is always ready to respond quickly to new customer service opportunities.

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    Bowling Green State University, du, Qatar University
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    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Company Size
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Cisco ACI vs. VMware NSX
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco ACI vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    Cisco ACI is ranked 2nd in Network Virtualization with 14 reviews while ECI Mercury [EOL] is ranked unranked in Network Virtualization. Cisco ACI is rated 8.0, while ECI Mercury [EOL] is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco ACI writes "Stable, scalable, and easy to manage". On the other hand, Cisco ACI is most compared with VMware NSX, Nuage Networks and Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization, whereas ECI Mercury [EOL] is most compared with .

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