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Early returns for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

IDC examines Cisco IT’s use of ACI, and finds a lot of future promise.

These are early days for Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™), the highly automated, policy-driven architecture that promises to deliver software flexibility with the scalability of hardware performance. But it’s already in use by Cisco IT, and according to industry experts, the returns are promising.

“ACI has arisen to tackle some real problems and opportunities,” says Brad Casemore, director of research for data center networking at IDC. “It corrects a lot of traditional issues related to provisioning, alignment of applications and infrastructure resources, network...

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