ACI and Virtual Machine Manager Integration, what makes it work?

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ACI vCenter Plug-in for ACI and VMM Integration

In the Advanced Technology Center (or ATC), the ATC Lab Services team has been asked to help customers test out Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (or ACI) for many years.  The scope of the testing has changed over the years and is now really focused on how Cisco ACI integrates with other layers in the technology stack, and even more importantly with other Vendor solutions.

One of our major airline customers needed to evaluate how Cisco ACI and Virtual Machine Manager (or VMM) from VMware could actually operate cohesively in production.  They had dueling teams (network team and compute/vmware team with traditional responsibilities) that were very curious how integration between their two "spheres of influence" could actually work in harmony.

The GOOD NEWS is that whatever side of the fence you sit on (Network or Compute or Both), ACI and VMM from VMware can absolutely be integrated together into a workflow that can be used in production IT infrastructure environments using the Cisco ACI vCenter Plug-in.  THIS IS WHAT MAKES IT WORK! If you would like to learn more about how it works, please keep reading in the ATC Insight Section or CLICK HERE.

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