Open standards for interoperability
Built on open source tools, open standards, and open APIs, the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure can be utilized in a wide range of environments.
Wanting to secure market share and wrest control in a dynamic and competitive landscape, many technology titans have built their products and solutions in proprietary fashion. While these solutions are often highly capable, their ability to connect with other systems is restricted, and the opportunity for others to further advance and build on them is inherently limited.
We live in an increasingly connected and heterogeneous world. Network architecture must span disconnected parts of your IT, such as:
- Different server and storage systems
- Different networking components
- Different hypervisors
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According to a recent Lippis Report, Cisco ACI is based around an innovative, declarative policy model that allows users to naturally describe application requirements and automate their deployment across the network. Read the full report here.