Chapter 1

You’ve Purchased ACI. Now What?

Well, you’ve decided to walk the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) path. You may be asking yourself, “Now what?” or “Where do I start?” Although every new project raises questions like this, ACI takes things to a different level, because, for the first time in the history of networking, you have a truly novel way of building and operating the infrastructure. Let’s talk about some of those basic changes you will learn about in this book.

Industry Trends and Transitions

We’ll start with why you even considered ACI in the first place. Industry changes are impacting almost every aspect of IT. Applications are changing immensely, and we’re seeing their lifecycles being broken into smaller and smaller ...

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