The Journey to Hybrid Cloud with Cisco ACI and Terraform

Presented by

Jim Mathers, Cisco

About this talk

There are two fundamental transformations underway in Enterprise IT. First, the rise of DevOps is increasing agility while decreasing time-to-value for business-critical applications . In parallel, the rapid adoption of public cloud has given birth to the Cloud Operations team and the cloud-native paradigm. Despite these transformations, due to data security and compliance requirements, most enterprises will continue to operate traditional on-premises data centers. In this new world of hybrid cloud, Cloud Operations and Network Operations are collaborating to build infrastructure supporting cloud-native, distributed, disaster recovery, and as-a-service applications. For the Network Operations team, a common challenge is the lack of parity between traditional network and cloud network forwarding concepts and policy-models leading to complexity, error-prone manual deployments, and configuration drift. In this session, we’ll explore the factors creating these inefficiencies and how to optimize them by unifying the policy-model with Cisco ACI while standardizing configurations using Infrastructure as Code and Hashicorp’s Terraform. Join us on an exploration of how Infrastructure as Code with Cisco ACI and Hashicorp Terraform can accelerate the enterprise journey to hybrid cloud in a DevOps environment.

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