Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) in the data center is a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles. ACI delivers software flexibility with the scalability of hardware performance.
Cisco ACI combines physical and virtual elements creating a single, integrated, and operationally efficient infrastructure. ACI removes complexity and optimizes the network for application delivery based on application policy. ACI’s unique Fast, Open and Secure approach accelerates application deployment from weeks to minutes, while reducing operational overhead by 40-70%.
|Leading Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education, Healthcare, Retail, Telecom Service Providers and Transportation, Manufacturing, Energy/Utilities|
|In Customer Deployment||Yes|
|OCP Initiatives||Not applicable.|
|Other Open Networking Initiatives||Supports open standard initiatives (e.g. ONF, OpenDaylight, OpenStack, etc.)|
|Linux Foundation Initiatives||OpenDaylight and FD.IO|
|Linux Foundation Details||
Supports and contributed extensively to the OpenDaylight project as well as FD.io (Cisco’s VPP was contributed)
|Performance and Scalability||
Five APIC controllers for a given layer 2 or Layer 3 Fabric supports the following, validated scale parameters: 200 leafs, 6 spines, 3,000 tenants, 21,000 End Point Groups, 181,000 End Points, 8,000 Multicast Groups per VRFs, 21,000 bridge domains for Layer 2 Fabric
|Pricing||APIC - Layer 2 appliance for large configuration (> 1,000 edge ports): $18,065|