In any operational data center, the two high-level outcome possibilities in the network are connectivity and isolation.
If every device can connect to every other device by enabling full connectivity, networking is relatively easy to create, but inherently unsecure. If a network fully isolates all forms of traffic, it is unusable.
Between these two extremes of connectivity and isolation exists an optimal balance for any organization.
In this white paper, we discuss how to achieve that optimal security approach in the data center with Cisco Application Centric Architecture, or ACI.