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Cisco SMEs
Lauren Malhoit, @malhoit, Cisco Technology Evangelist
Carly Stoughton, _vCarly, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Michael Aossey, @aossey, Solutions Architect
Chris Nickl, @ck_nic, Cloud Infrastructure Architect

Lauren Friedman (@Lauren)

What is ACI?
Introducing ACI to traditional networkers
Managing virtual and physical environments from one controller
Declarative vs. Imperative models
ACI Policy Model
Nexus 9000 series and ACI

Video: How Devices Connect to the Fabric: Understanding Cisco ACI Domains
Video: Understanding the Cisco ACI Policy Model
INSBU Website with ACI and Nexus 9000 Information

Cisco Champion Radio As you’ve moved to biz discussion consult are companies embracing the change?
chris_nickl the smarter ones yes, but it takes more conversation during the sales cycles. Its easy to sell boxes, its harder to prove value in services.
PriscillaOpp This is kind of a vague question, but can you comment on scalability of ACI?
Perkzilla End to end is a big deal
Perkzilla whitelist model is as well….
aossey distributed execution and procs and ASICs outside the compute
chris_nickl mike, if you want to ask the above question around “scalability”
Cisco Champion Radio Q: How do these differentiations tie into the biz conversations you have?
PriscillaOpp ACI policy model, if I heard this right? Who’s out there? Who are they allowed to talk to? What are they allowed to communicate?


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