Cisco APIC-EM: a controller with app & policy support

I recently published a new ESG brief on Cisco APIC-EM. The Brief is available to ESG subscription clients only, but you can find an abstract of the Brief, as well as a key takeaway, below:

 

Abstract

Cisco made Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) widely available in November. It's an SDN controller that supports apps that make WAN and access networks easier to deploy and manage. Cisco’s focus on a low-risk, incremental approach to adopting SDN will appeal to its user base. Cisco needs to describe the policy control capabilities benefits of APIC-EM, and to highlight its power as a platform and its ability to distinguish apps from point solution offerings from many other companies with competitive features.

 
Topics: Cisco Networking WAN access network