Data Center Perfect Pitch

Data Center Perfect Pitch

*NEW* Watch the Partner Webinar recording of 4 February here. Download the presentation slides here.

SeedIT/First Time buyer promotion presentation deck. Download here.

Please find below resources that will help you in your Perfect Pitch:

Internal ACI Perfect Pitch Contest Videos


Joe Onisick provides an operational overview of ACI

This 5 minute animation delivers an overview of ACI and reviews how the technology enables business agility.

Sydney Morgan shares Cisco IT experience in rolling out ACI within Cisco.

Thomas Scheibe reviews investment protection with the incorporation of ACI into Cisco Nexus 2000 to 7000 Series networks.

Hear directly from customers in this short video montage

Cisco UCS Director's centralized automation and orchestration instantiates application-aware infrastructure

See the major advantages of ACI over VMware NSX when we simulate a link/port failure.

An 11 minute demo shows policy-based configuration of VMware-based applications, including integration with the vCenter VM management station, and the configuration of the VMware vShield virtual firewall on a per-application basis


A comprehensive customer presentation (88 slides) that delivers an introduction to ACI and covers key aspects including security, cloud and an open ecosystem. Learn the investment protection story and how customers can get started with the technology

Customer Collateral

Learn about Cisco ACI Ecosystem partner solutions with ACI

Understand how Cisco ACI, Cisco's SDN architecture, automates and accelerates data centre application deployments.

Early adopters explain why they are implementing Cisco ACI.

Learn how Cisco ACI fabric allows incorporation of existing Cisco Nexus 2000, 3000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series networks.

IDC identifies the Business Value of Cisco ACI reviewing data center OpEx and CapEx savings

This guide is intended for data centre administrators with responsibilities and expertise in one or more of the following: VM installation and admin, server admin, switch and network admin.


  • What is ACI and why it matters

This is an introductory session to ACI, and explains the problem statement it is trying to solve, why other SDN solutions will have serious challenges trying to address these problems, and why an Application-Centric approach is required. It then proceeds to explain the ACI solution at a high level, outlining the major building blocks, the open Ecosystem and ways customers can start down the path of ACI
PDF download on PEC
PEC Recording (60 mins)

  • The Road to get to ACI
  1. Nexus 9000 platform update including new N9500 sup/linecards, new N9300 switches update, FEX support. VXLAN functionality update
  2. Data Center design use cases with N9000 in NX-OS mode
  3. ACI overview with ACI design examples

PEC Recording (60 mins)

PIW - The Road to get to ACI Nexus 9000 Platform

Sales Guide

A quick reference guide that covers the business problems ACI solves what products to sell, objection handling and more.

This demonstration shows the integration between the Cisco APIC and OpenStack.


Register today for your chance to win!

Registration ends March 20th 2015:

Competition Schedule:

Your prize-winning schedule:

13th Jan 2015
Registration commenced
4th Feb 2015
Partner webinar
28th Mar 2015
Round 1 video submission deadline
13th Apr 2015
Finalists announcement, Round 2 starts
15th May 2015
Winners Announcement
7th-11th June
Cisco Live 2015

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How to sell us the Perfect Pitch

Show us what you're made of - but keep in mind that we're looking for excellence in the following areas:

  • Content (50%)
  • Delivery (30%)
  • Creativity (20%)