Cisco ACI is designed to provide datacenter fabric to applications as per application requirements and business policies. ACI facilitates this in an application-centric way by enabling application-centric policies to host applications infrastructure such as VMs and networks on fabric.
Cisco integrates its ACI application policy framework with Microsoft technologies including Hyper, SCVMM, and Azure Pack. While it is integrated with WAP, ACI provides a self-service experience to tenants to choose policies for their networking requirements.
ACI enables this by developing an ACI custom resource provider and extensions for Windows Azure Pack.
The ACI architecture for enabling this solution involves the following ...