Migrating LCC to a solution based on Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) built on Nexus 9000 series switches, leveraging software defined networking, was the natural choice when considering a replacement.
The Cisco ACI Solution
Maintel deployed the Nexus 9k series switches which utilise the ACI fabric for policy creation, implementation, and management. By deploying a “spine and leaf” architecture to their data center network topology, we created a reliable, highly available high-speed network from which users can easily control all aspects of troubleshooting and configuration.
The traditional data centre network design is usually a three-tiered approach, with all the edge and perimeter devices connected to an aggregation layer, and this aggregation layer connected to the core. However, this approach has its limitations and brings its own problems to resolve.