Maximizing SDN ROI in a Multi-Cloud World

Presented by

Andy Sholomon, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

About this talk

"By 2022, nearly 40% of operational processes will be self-healing and self-learning – minimizing the need for human intervention or adjustments," according to IDC. Enterprises are experiencing an unrelenting need to accelerate speed, flexibility, security and scale across increasingly complex data centers and multi-cloud environments. They're shifting to strategies driven by applications running multiple instances within these multi-clouds – and looking to simplify the management and scalability of these environments. By automating basic IT operations with a centralized and consistent policy across multiple data centers and geographies, customers can more easily and securely move and manage workloads with a single pane of glass. Join us to see why a sophisticated Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution is no longer a “good to have” data center requirement – it’s now the underpinning for a successful, profitable business. We'll learn how ACI comprehensively supports the four pillars of a successful SDN solution – Performance, Availability, Security and Automation. We'll then take a look at the ACI object model, and how the Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) provides a policy-driven approach to managing those objects through a single REST API that can use both XML and JSON formats. In closing, we'll show how you can have the flexibility to run applications across your own private clouds – as well as public clouds of your choice – while maintaining consistent network policies across an entire multi-cloud domain.

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