Premium Content

Access "How Cisco's 'Application Centric Infrastructure' differs from SDN"

Published: 28 Mar 2014

Cisco Systems is touting its "spin-in" Insieme Networks' Application Centric Infrastructure, which is purpose-built for integrating cloud computing and data center management, as an alternative to software-defined networking. Before a packet can be forwarded, it's identified and the policy associated with it begins being enforced right then and there. Jacob Jensen, director of Insieme Networks software product management team The Application Centric Infrastructure technology was developed by former Cisco employees and announced in November 2013. Cisco completed its acquisition of Insieme Networks in December. Application Centric Infrastructure is positioned as another component in Cisco's network programmability framework. Software-defined networking (SDN) was created specifically to solve security issues. It involves a zero-trust model that assumes all guests are untrusted and limits the code base. VMware's network virtualization platform, NSX, which was one of the very first implementations of SDN, uses a set of primitives that can be controlled by ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Continuous monitoring program demystified
    ism_1014.png
    E-Zine

    For many security teams, "continuous monitoring" is a vague concept associated with FISMA compliance. A continuous monitoring program can be simple ...

  • Does Windows 8.1 meet the demands of the BYOD age?
    windows_shopping_8-1.png
    E-Handbook

    The variety and sheer number of network endpoints, users and devices in the enterprise today is driving IT's demands for enhanced security features ...

  • Application security policy after Heartbleed
    ISM_0914.png
    E-Zine

    Enterprises leverage open source software for the perceived quality of the code, but the Heartbleed flaw has made many question their use of ...