For many service providers, offering secure, differentiated as well as rapidly delivered cloud services to their customers is one of the main cornerstones of offering services to their customers. To be in a better position to meet the increasing demand for cloud infrastructure, many service provides worldwide are turning to Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI(TM)). This is the leading software-defined networking (SDN) solution in the industry.
The Cisco ACI helps to cut on operational costs and has an automated and policy-based programmable architecture. Additionally, it helps to improve security and scalability. The new Cisco ACI multi-site management capability allows services providers to connect and manage several Cisco ACI fabrics spread out in different geographical locations. Service providers are also able to manage workloads using one plane of glass.
Many service providers throughout the world are making use of Cisco ACI. These include Ritter (United States), Tieto Oyj (Finland), scanplus GmbH (Germany), Hosters (Denmark), T-Systems (Germany) and NTT Communications (United States).
NTT Communications (NTT Com) is part of NTT Group from the US and has over 20 years in the IT industry. The US section of NTT Com took advantage of the market opportunity so as to introduce managed services which are tailored to critical vertical markets which could be used to meet compliance regulations and mandates.
T-Systems has operations spread out in over 20 countries and has its revenue in billions of euros. Based in Germany, the company is one of the leading suppliers of communication and information technologies.
Hosters is located in Denmark is licensed Microsoft Azure Managed Service Provider, which offer hybrid solutions and cloud. The company started using Cisco ACI so as to cut on time taken to get to the market as well as offer customers the right solution that is can be accessed easily. Additionally, in switching sides, the company security was a major consideration and the company partnered with Cisco ACI and Fortinet so as to guarantee the highest of security for users. Currently Cisco ACI is used in three Hosters baby spines and data centers and the company intends to upgrade to 100GbE.