Re: If you need ACI in AWS or Azure, you're just doing it wrong
Network engineers retch at ACI because instead of 90 click throughs for a basic VLAN and L2 connectivity, it takes a handful of lines of config on any other switch, whether it's running NX-OS, IOS, Commware, or whatever your poison.
Usually a couple of lines for the VLAN (name and number), a line on every port you want the VLAN assigned or trunked to (which can usually be applied with a range command), plus an additional couple if you want to configure an SVI/gateway interface for routing.
Most network guys I've worked with can script, and can easily and quickly stand up stuff like this in a matter of minutes. ACI has been a massive step backwards in terms of speed and user friendliness.