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Discover how Cisco ACI – AVI Networks joint solution enables faster application rollouts and continuous performance monitoring

The Cisco ACI partner eco-system is growing rapidly. I was privileged to see prima-facie, at Cisco Live San Diego last month, the excitement surrounding AVI’s solution announcement with Cisco ACI and the growing customer interest. Though a late-comer to the ADC (Application delivery controller) market, AVI packs a punch to make customers and partners sit up and listen.  What’s impressive is that, more than 20 customer deployments are already under way, both in private clouds and on premise Data Centers. In this blog, I want so share some of the key value-props and architectural benefits Cisco ACI-AVI joint solution brings to Application deployment in Data Centers.

The highly complementary nature of the AVI CADP (Cloud Application delivery platform) and Cisco ACI solution is achieved through a common architecture featuring unified management and control planes, as well as the ability to scale data plane resources elastically, on-demand as application requirements dictate.

The AVI solution integrates into Cisco ACI environments through RESTful APIs, providing end-users with holistic application delivery, security and load balancing, in addition to real-time visibility, monitoring, and integrated (inline) analytics of their on premise and cloud-based applications.

A simple architectural depiction will help understand how Cisco ACI and AVI Networks solution works.

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The collaboration between Cisco and AVI Networks has delivered a highly integrated, L2–L7 solution that automates and simplifies the insertion, provisioning and scaling of key network services into a Cisco ACI fabric. The solution also delivers end-to-end visibility and analytics that provide actionable insights into application performance and the end-user experience, which are critical in modern data centers.

The Cisco ACI – AVI Networks CADP joint solution provides customers key benefits such as:

  • Quick deployment with a high degree of automation
  • Quick app provisioning with zero-touch L4-L7 service lifecycle management
  • Full-stack L2-L7 visibility and closed-loop analytics

Stay tuned for more exciting news on the ACI-AVI solution front.

For more information visit,

www.cisco.com/go/aci

https://avinetworks.com/company/partners/cisco/

https://blog.avinetworks.com/cisco-take-off-tuesday-webinar

 



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  1. Isn't this exactly what the Embrane ESM did?

    • Avi Networks' solution is very focused on providing distributed/elastic load balancing and monitoring services includes both the network services (via micro-service-engines) and the centralized control plane that does full lifecycle management (creation, config, monitoring) of all micro-service-engines. Avi services can be deployed on same servers that run applications, on dedicated x86 servers, or even in the public cloud for a truly distributed architecture. The focus is to provide true next-generation application delivery fabric, that provides network automation, simplification, and 360 degree real time monitoring. Embrane ESM was primarily focused on providing lifecycle management to other network service appliances for instance a Cisco ASA firewall