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We performed a comparison between Cisco ACI and Sangfor aBOS [EOL] based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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  • "It is quite expensive. It is not at all on the cheap or medium side."
  • "Cisco is much more expensive than other vendors, especially when it comes to the licensing."
  • "The cost is fine."
  • "Cisco's pricing is very expensive."
  • "Pricing for Cisco ACI could be expensive if you're not a gold partner. If you're a gold partner, you'll get reasonable pricing, but to become a gold partner, you must cross several layers. For example, at least twenty engineers within your organization have to be certified, with each certification priced at £2,000 minimum, so this would make some companies think twice about the product. If you're going for Aruba and Juniper products, on the other hand, you can quickly get the partner status, and you can start selling the product. As a gold partner, you can get up to seventy percent discount on Cisco ACI, for example, while an ordinary partner gets ten percent off. Cisco ACI is expensive for both customers and partners, but I'm rating pricing for the product as four out of five because even if the price is costly, you get a lot of benefits from the product. Cisco ACI isn't the best, price-wise, but it's still a good solution. If you're in a small organization, you may be unable to afford it. Cisco ACI is best for enterprises but not SMBs because Cisco ACI and its required resources are expensive."
  • "The licensing cost for ACI is expensive - I would rate its price 2.5 out of five."
  • "Cisco ACI is more expensive than Juniper, however, ACI is not the most expensive option."
  • "The good thing about Cisco is that you can trade in your old products to replace them with ACI."
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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:I like features like policy control and micro-segmentation.
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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.

    In reality, branch offices face IT obstacles such as lack of specialized IT personnel and physical space and power resources needed to support traditional datacenter platforms. They expect to be more productive to meet the increasing business needs; they want to be able to quickly set up a light data center and achieve rapid gateway deployment in order to fulfill requirements like securing operating systems, providing fast access and enabling remote office, etc. Sangfor aBOS (the Mini HCI) is specifically designed to cater to this demand. With virtualization technology, it only takes one server to provide Network Function Virtualization (NFV), virtual switch, virtual router and other virtual services through a unified management platform for resource allocation. Inheriting Sangfor’s strength in security and optimization, NFV allows users to deploy vIAM, vAF, vWANO, vSSL and etc. according to their needs.

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    Sample Customers
    Bowling Green State University, du, Qatar University
    Sekolah Seri Puteri (SSP), Wisma MUIS
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Company Size
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Cisco ACI is ranked 2nd in Network Virtualization with 23 reviews while Sangfor aBOS [EOL] is ranked 5th in Network Virtualization. Cisco ACI is rated 8.2, while Sangfor aBOS [EOL] is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco ACI writes "Flexible, scalable, and allows you to manage an entire data center from a single interface". On the other hand, Cisco ACI is most compared with VMware NSX, Nuage Networks and Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization, whereas Sangfor aBOS [EOL] is most compared with .

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