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

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Introduction

Welcome to the Policy Driven Data Center with Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). You are embarking on a journey to understand the latest Cisco data center fabric and the many innovations that are part of it.

The objective of this book is to explain the architecture design principles, the concepts, and the methodology to build new data center fabrics. Several key concepts in this book, such as the policy data model, programming, and automation, have a domain of applicability that goes beyond the ACI technology itself and forms a core skillset of network engineers and architects.

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a data center fabric that enables you to integrate virtual and physical workloads in a highly programmable ...

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