"The most valuable feature is the throughput that it offers."
"We had different networks and combined them with ACI so we could have the control of one controller-based network. Also, everything is combined now."
"Cisco's technical support team is very good."
"The most important aspect of Cisco ACI in my opinion is the ease of management. Other solutions, like traditional solutions and pricier solutions—or even fabric and PAT—you have to do many configurations on a box-to-box basis, With Cisco ACI, you go on the AP and do some "next, next finish" installer."
"The stability is quite good."
"Cisco technical support is great."
"It is very easy to do the configuration after you know how to work with the product. It is global, so you change one interface, and changes are reflected on every switch."
"It has good reporting and analytics, that most people can understand without too much difficulty."
"One of the most valuable features of this solution is network management. The customer is able to manage their network from home or we can also manage the whole customer network."
"Our company had a lot of issues with the starter kit."
"It would be great if ACI would include the next generation firewall feature."
"Its graphical user interface (GUI) is not as user-friendly as it could be."
"From my point of view, troubleshooting issues relating to ACI can be a little bit complicated to perform."
"I would like to be able to test the upgrades in a simulation before implementing them in production because not everyone has a lab."
"Training for this product is available from institutions but it is not available online where you can get users trained easily."
"Before version 5, you could manage your firewall or load balancer from the AP. It was very basic and now they removed the whole features in the new version, so you cannot manage your load balance or firewall from your AP on L2, L4, and L7 services."
"Technical support needs to be more helpful. It's rare that you get a knowledgeable person."
"Security is an area that could use some work."
Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) automate branch site connectivity and gives you deployment options for cloud integration and branch VPN services. Nuage Networks VNS offers a fresh approach to the enterprise WAN. It seamlessly links all your locations - regardless of size or geography - while reducing your need for customized networking. Nuage Networks VNS is based on an overlay model that can use any IP network to provide connectivity between sites. It gives maximum flexibility and enables to choose from multiple access or last-mile technologies, including copper, fiber and mobile broadband.
Cisco ACI is ranked 2nd in Network Virtualization with 7 reviews while Nuage Networks is ranked 10th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews. Cisco ACI is rated 8.0, while Nuage Networks is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco ACI writes "Stable, scalable, and easy to manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nuage Networks writes "Easy to use features, good support, and has the ability to maintain a session when you lose an uplink". Cisco ACI is most compared with VMware NSX, ECI Mercury and Cisco Elastic Services Controller, whereas Nuage Networks is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware NSX, Meraki SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate.
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