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The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI: Architecture, Concepts, and Methodology by Maurizio Portolani, Lucien Avramov

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Chapter 3. The Policy Data Center

The goals of this chapter are to help understand the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach to modeling business applications to the Cisco ACI network fabric and to show how to apply consistent, robust policies to these applications. The Cisco ACI approach provides a unique blend of mapping hardware and software capabilities to the deployment of applications either graphically through the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) GUI or programmatically through the Cisco APIC API model, a RESTful (Representational State Transfer) interface. The APIC model offers a type of controller that is unique in the industry. The APIC concepts and principles are explained in detail in this ...

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