Is Application Centric Infrastructure for You?

Modernize Your Data Center with ACI

Sarah Senftle

Who doesn’t want a little extra flexibility and cost savings in their data center? It’s pretty safe to say that the answer is close to 100% of those reading. After all, when was the last time you heard someone say, “Our data center isn’t costing us enough,” or “We’re way too efficient – let’s downgrade”?

The landscape of IT infrastructure is changing drastically. To stay relevant, organizations need to be more adaptive than ever. Cisco is continuing their forward-thinking technological innovations with the Nexus 9000 series. There are many business benefits to the Nexus 9000. But the one I want to talk about today is its compatibility with Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Cisco ACI is a comprehensive solution, that’s delivered on an agile, open, and highly secure architecture. ACI reduces TCO, automates IT tasks, and accelerates data center application deployments. It accomplishes this using a business-relevant software defined networking (SDN) policy model across networks, servers, storage, security, and services.

In a recent video, Connection’s Cisco specialists Tim Allen, Networking Practice Manager, Chris King, Technical Lead, Data Center for Cisco, and Zeus Kerravala from ZK Research sat down to discuss Cisco’s Nexus 9000 and ACI deployment. Is it right for you? Well, they do work perfectly together. But, ultimately the decision is up to you. If you’d like to learn more, watch our video series, or contact a Connection Account Manager for help in all-things Cisco.