Achieving agility is a paramount importance for enterprise IT today and one key area many companies are turning to for this is deploying higher degrees of network automation. This has led to the rise of software-defined networking (SDN), which is designed to drive automation and programmability network-wide. Cisco, the undisputed leader in networking today, has seized on this important market transition with its unique, application-centric approach namely, appropriately enough, the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Cisco ACI has seen significant traction spurring our joint (Cisco and Avi Networks) customers to request deeper levels of integration between our respective solutions.
We announced our progress on this effort recently through this press release and demonstrated the differentiation offered by the joint solution especially in the areas of automation and operational simplification in this solution brief. We even demonstrated how customers can dynamically insert various network services into the Cisco ACI in less than two minutes, actually in 90 seconds or less. For a more detailed discussion of Avi’s integration with Cisco ACI, here’s a video chat with our CEO about how our cloud application delivery and real-time end-user analytics benefit enterprise customers.
We are proud to continue our momentum with Cisco this week by hosting a joint webinar with Cisco as part of our “Take Off Tuesday” series. The price of admission is a simple registration, which will enable you to participate fully in the 45-minute session. For those of you who can’t make it for the live version of the webinar, fear not as we will have it archived for on-demand play. However you view the webinar, here’s a quick preview guide of the key topics that that we believe are in-line with many enterprise SDN requirements today:
- Enabling quick network infrastructure deployment through automation
- Application provision in minutes with zero-touch network services lifecycle management
- Benefits of full-stack (layers 2 – 7) visibility and closed-loop analytics
As always, we’d love your feedback on this webinar or all things Avi related. Tweet me directly @mandhriti or the company @AviNetworks.