8/15 DemoFriday: Watch Cisco ACI Enable Fast IT

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Emerging operational models such as cloud computing, big data, and software-defined networking (SDN) are driving the need for an agile, scalable, and flexible infrastructure. At the same time, IT organizations increasingly are expected to drive revenue growth, reduce operational costs, mitigate security risk, and pursue innovation.

In an upcoming DemoFriday on Friday, August 15, Cisco will show how its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) helps meet these challenges by enabling “Fast IT.” Designed to provide software flexibility with the scalability of hardware performance, Cisco’s ACI in the data center is a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles.

Cisco ACI provides a common operational model between the application, network, security, and cloud teams to help deliver application agility, simplified operations, assured performance, and scale. The presentation will take you on an end-to-end journey inside the application-centric environment.

Join Cisco Principal Engineer Bradley Wong as he walks you through a hands-on demo of the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), the unifying point of automation and management for Cisco ACI fabric that was rolled out just this summer. Check out Wong’s presentation as he demonstrates:

  • Centralized application-level policy engine for physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures
  • Integration with management systems such as VMware, Microsoft, and OpenStack
  • Robust implementation of multi-tenant security, quality of service (QoS), and high availability
  • Automation of network and Layer 4 – Layer 7 services
  • Designed around open standards and open APIs
  • Visibility, telemetry, and health scores by application and by tenant

It’s relevancy to the business has never been greater. Sign up for the DemoFriday on Friday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. PDT to learn how ACI can help create a network that is deployed, monitored, and managed in a fashion that supports DevOps and rapid application change.

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