Part 2 of the Accelerate to Multicloud series

As you may remember, in our last post we introduced the three key areas companies need to focus on when transitioning to ACI – the Challenge, the Strategy, and the Solution – and reviewed the Challenge. Today, we’re going to dive into the Strategy.

Cisco ACI is Your New Best Friend

You need to scale multicloud networks with operational simplicity and a consistent policy model—in any app, any location, any cloud. We can help.

Whether you are just gearing up to make the move to multicloud or you are looking for a way to simplify existing processes, Cisco ACI Anywhere is designed to help you overcome technology limitations and give you the same automation, multicloud, and security capabilities for any application on any infrastructure and any cloud.

What is Cisco ACI?

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure is Cisco’s leading software-defined networking (SDN) solution, facilitating application agility and data center automation. Cisco ACI is traditionally deployed through a combination of other industry-leading solutions, including the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series data center switches, the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), and other hardware and software solutions. Now, with ACI Multicloud, you have the ability to function with only Cloud APICS, no longer requiring Nexus 9k or On Prem ACI APIC.

What’s new?

The data center is no longer a place or a fixed location but instead is defined as wherever the data is created, processed, and used. Cisco ACI Anywhere helps network engineers by extending the capabilities of the innovative ACI solution to any location: small and large, on-premises and remote, private and public cloud, satellite data centers, and 5G-enabled telecom edges.

Key benefits of Cisco ACI Anywhere

• Automation of IT workflows and application deployment agility
• Open APIs and a programmable SDN fabric, with 65-plus ecosystem partners
• Security through whitelisting, policy enforcement, microsegmentation, and analytics
• Workload mobility at scale

ACI Anywhere enables automation, security, and intent-based networking to optimize data center operations, protect digital businesses, and accelerate our customers’ expansion into the multicloud.

How Does It Work?

Want to see Cisco ACI in action? Ameritas built a secure, scalable, and operationally simple data center network with Cisco ACI. And they aren’t the only ones, see what other customers had to say about how Cisco ACI has helped them make the move to multicloud.

Next time,  we’ll wrap up our series on Cisco ACI with the Solution component, where we’ll discuss how Cisco can help with your multicloud data center environment.


Can’t wait? Dive deeper into Cisco ACI Anywhere, view a demo, or get the data sheet to find out how you can make the move to multicloud with Cisco ACI




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Adam Ozkan

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure