Cisco Brings Its SDN To Amazon, Microsoft And Google’s Public Cloud

This week, Cisco announced that its Software-Defined Networking platform, called Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) will soon be able to integrate with many of the most popular public clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. This will allow customers to more easily deploy and manage hybrid networks that cover both environments. These three main public cloud providers will be the only ones that Cisco will make its API currently available to. Cisco plans to bridge connections between multiple controllers at different sites, allowing administrators to create policies that are consistent across environments, including network segmentation and whitelisting. While they are not the first to announce this – VMware announced last year that its NSX SDN would soon be able to integrate with public clouds – one can only wonder what an industry leader’s take on the technology will be.