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Cisco Extends Reach of ACI for Intent-Based Networking

January 30, 2019 / David Ramel

A new "ACI Anywhere" initiative from Cisco seeks to extend the reach of its ACI solution, born in the early stages of the software-defined networking (SDN) transformation and subsequently pivoted to provide "intent-based networking."The ACI Anywhere program brings the company's intent-based networking solution -- with ACI standing for Application Centric Infrastructure -- to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms, among other things. It delivers operational simplicity, application agility and protection in the data center -- all delivered in a uniquely open approach that integrates with all hypervisors and container frameworks on which applications are deployed," the company said. "With ACI Anywhere, that journey extends ACI to any workload, any location, any cloud. Virtual ACI already supports bare metal clouds and remote edge locations.