Cisco ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) is a data center architecture that allows users to design, automate, and manage their data center networks in a more flexible and scalable way. ACI is designed to support modern applications and services that require high levels of agility, security, and automation.
At its core, ACI uses a policy-based approach to networking, where users define network policies that specify how different devices and applications should communicate with each other. These policies are then automatically enforced across the entire data center network, using hardware-based programmability and software-defined networking (SDN) technologies.
ACI also includes a range of features and tools to help users automate and manage their data center networks, including:
Overall, Cisco ACI is designed to help organizations build more agile, secure, and automated data center networks to support their modern applications and services.
- . A centralized management platform for designing, deploying, and monitoring the network
- . A rich set of APIs for integrating with third-party tools and automation platforms
- . Advanced security features, such as microsegmentation and threat analytics, to help protect against cyber threats
- . Support for a wide range of hardware platforms and networking technologies, including switches, routers, firewalls, and load balancers