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Invest Implications: 'Cisco's ACI Delivers Tactical Benefits but Lacks Strategic Value of SDN'

Published: 08 November 2013

ID: G00259407

Analyst(s): Frank Marsala


Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) will compete with VMware, HP, Juniper and Alcatel-Lucent, and sets up the battle for data center influence, particularly between Cisco and VMware. ACI hardware is priced aggressively, but it is proprietary, resulting in lock-in to Cisco.

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