To match the demands of users who want the latest and greatest technology, Cisco has created Advanced Cisco Experience (ACE)
What is Advanced Cisco Experience (ACE)?
What is the abbreviation for ACE?
To match the demands of users who want the latest and greatest technology, Cisco has created Advanced Cisco Experience (ACE) network. Operating ACE separately from our production network, we use it to introduce new IT services and products to a group of technology specialists before we deploy those services company-wide. These services include new releases of Cisco unified communications, collaboration, video, and mobility technology products that our employees use to work the way they want, across different devices and locations, which drives gains in user productivity.
Of course, building and operating a separate service introduction network isn't feasible for all Cisco customers. Still, for large enterprise IT departments, such a network can expand on lab testing by giving you a realistic picture of usage for new products or services. At Cisco we regularly gather many valuable insights that help us improve our deployment and support plans for IT production services. Because of the testing and feedback generated from the ACE network and its users, we’re able to deploy new network services faster and with less risk of disruption. Advanced technology users gain access to the technology quicker, while users of production services get a better experience and more reliable service.
For more details see: https://cisco.sharepoint.com/sites/ACEAdvancedCiscoExperience/