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Cisco Extends On-Premises 'ACI Anywhere' SDN Offering to AWS Cloud

April 11, 2019 / David Ramel

Cisco Systems followed up on its ACI Anywhere initiative announced last January that seeks to extend its software-defined networking (SDN) technology called Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) beyond the datacenter -- in this case to the AWS cloud. To do that, the company this week unveiled Cisco Cloud ACI for AWS, which follows on the ACI Anywhere initiative the company previously announced in order to broaden ACI's reach to the AWS and Microsoft Azure clouds. At the time, Cisco said its ACI Anywhere datacenter networking initiative provided flexible deployment options, along with the ability to deploy apps based on business needs criteria rather than technology limitations. "It delivers operational simplicity, application agility and protection in the datacenter -- all delivered in a uniquely open approach that integrates with all hypervisors and container frameworks on which applications are deployed," the company said in announcing the initiative in January. &quo...