#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about ACI and OpenStack with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer, Lauren Malhoit.

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Lauren Malhoit, Technical Marketing Engineer

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Hal Rottenberg (@halr9000) Developer Evangelist at Splunk
Raymond Hicks (@raymhicks) Founder of 5thColumn

Lauren Friedman (@lauren)


Questions and points of discussion:

  • Curious as to what problems are solved by ACI?
  • With ACI we want to become more application centric
  • The problem is application presentation to customers being slowed by traditional network provisioning…
  • Also, traditional network model is broken from a security standpoint
  • Moving from a blacklist model to a whitelist model in a fundamental shift in the way business is done, but the administrative overhead has always been prohibitive….it has to be automated.

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