Cisco Ushers in the Application Centric Infrastructure Era
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Cisco teased the market with some preliminary insight into Insieme in June of this year. Insieme is all about Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), a network approach that is now being integrated into a new set of products from Cisco.
From a network hardware perspective, Cisco is launching a new Nexus 9000 switching family, which will be optimized for ACI. Cisco is also building an Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), which will act as the new policy engine for enabling ACI across the network.
Ish Limkakeng, VP at Cisco, told Enterprise Networking Planet that there has been a gap between the applications used by organizations and the networks they deploy.