Cisco ACI or VMware NSX?
One of the most discussed topic in today’s trending SDN world is Cisco’s ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) and VMware NSX. Both the SDN solution are leading market competitors with many organisations looking forward to procure any 1 of the 2 SDN solutions.
Let’s understand how and what are the benefits Cisco’s ACI earns over its biggest market competitor i.e. NSX
Features: Cisco ACI vs VMware NSX
|Cisco ACI is an integrated solution that addresses the physical and virtual networks
|VMware NSX is a hypervisor overlay-based model
|Automated Application centric, policy driven framework
|Single pane of glass for managing application components with embedded security
|Only manages overlay. Underlay is managed separately
|Every leaf is a gateway for physical and virtual application, no additional gateways or compute nodes required
|Requires network gateways to talk to bare-metal applications and other network endpoints
Cisco ACI Cost benefit over VNware NSX
Business relies heavily on Cost and savings , hence lets see how Cisco ACI shows a substantial cost benefit over its rival –
Cisco’s Cost Benefit over VMware NSX
|Total Network Savings
|Total Compute Savings
|VMware vCloud/ vSphere License Savings
|Total Cost of Acquisition Savings
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