Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Design Guide

| April 10, 2019

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Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) technology enables you to integrate virtual and physical workloads in a programmable, multihypervisor fabric to build a multiservice or cloud data center. The Cisco ACI fabric consists of discrete components that operate as routers and switches, but it is provisioned and monitored as a single entity.

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Article | March 24, 2020

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Article | March 30, 2020

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