Data Center Networking Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Al Faruq Ibna Nazim says in a Cisco Catalyst Switches review
Head of Technology at Computer Services Ltd.
In my country, Catalysts are used mostly for simple distribution, not more than that. There were some other areas we've worked on the last two years. Most of the organizations who were going for Catalyst switches with Layer 2 options expected Identity Services integration. They were concentrating on having 802.1X authentication policy-making. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur says in a Cisco Catalyst Switches review
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
A good feature of Cisco Catalyst is that it records crash log files which can be used to literally identify the cause of a crash because they have a lot of information. And Cisco Catalyst supports the use of external flash disks for storing of images and file systems. View full review »
reviewer1218636 says in a Dell PowerConnect Switches review
IT Engineer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
This solution comes with a lifetime warranty. View full review »
reviewer1084986 says in an Arista Networks Platform review
Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the Linux shell, which is useful for troubleshooting or capturing traffic. View full review »
Peter Van Loon says in a Dell PowerConnect Switches review
Network Administrator at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are the jumbo frames and the stacking. Proactive care is the highest level of support contract that you can have. Everything from A to Z is better managed with Dell Support. View full review »
Nelson Gonzalez says in a Cisco Catalyst Switches review
Assistant Information Technology Director with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is managed switching. We rely on heavy segmentation to secure and isolate several business units. The dynamic routing capabilities are excellent. View full review »
reviewer905016 says in a Brocade VDX review
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features. View full review »
SeniorNe798f says in a Cisco Nexus review
Senior Network Engineer at Northrop Grumman
Quality is really the most valuable feature. Being able to interconnect components between different clusters around the globe gives us the flexibility we need. That pretty much makes what we do possible. View full review »
NGFW677 says in a Cisco Nexus review
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of the 7700 series is probably that it lets you have multi-context, and also VPC setup, where you have two logical devices that are still separate in terms of management planes but have shared virtual port channels. View full review »
Zaki Shah says in a Cisco Nexus review
Sr. Data Center Network Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It's easy to use. View full review »
Security6161 says in a Cisco Nexus review
Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the hardware engine itself. View full review »
Ctio21c2 says in a Cisco Nexus review
CTIO at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
For the Nexus solution features that we use most are the VDCs (Virtual Device Contexts) which are the virtual domain, and VPC for trunking and aggregation. View full review »
NetworkE9b11 says in a Cisco Nexus review
Network Engineer at a government with 11-50 employees
The most valuable benefit of this solution is the ability to use all the different features like VX LAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) and PPC. We use the solutions in the data center and on the LAN side. For all intents and purposes, we were kind of hoping that the 9000s would take on the form of multiple contacts and VDCs (Virtual Device Contexts) like the 7000s have, but we haven't seen that capability come out yet. View full review »
NetworkE492f says in a Cisco Nexus review
Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature for us is the VRF (Virtual Routing and Forwarding) support. We are using it in the aggregation layer. View full review »
NetworkE1898 says in a Cisco Nexus review
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its speed. View full review »
NetworkEd74c says in a Cisco Nexus review
Network Engineer Principal
The flexibility, how accurately the VPCs operate as well as the redundancy built into it with the VPCs are the most valuable features. View full review »
Danish Rizvi says in a Cisco Nexus review
Senior Network Engineer at Halliburton Company
The most valuable feature is stability because in a data center you really need that. The consolidation of all of the layer two ports into one rack is very valuable. View full review »
Bala Panchanathan says in a Cisco Nexus review
Director at Wipro Technologies
The most valuable features for us are schedule management, analytics, and Assurance software. View full review »
NetworkA4cd8 says in a Cisco Nexus review
Network Adminstrator at a government with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are that it is easy to manage and it is pretty stable. View full review »
UnifiedCe19b says in a Cisco Nexus review
Unified Communications Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the flexibility that we have had, working with our network team to get voice implemented. View full review »
Per Hougaard says in a Cisco Nexus review
Network Architect at Nvent
The most valuable feature of this solution is its stability. We don't have any problems with them, ever. It doesn't matter how much we hammer them or load stuff up on them, they never give us any trouble. I cannot say that for many other platforms that I operate, so I am really pleased with that aspect. The ability to troubleshoot on this model is very good, and far beyond what you get on a different model. We have had some weird issues in our data center, and this has helped us in that regard. Sometimes you need a tech to help you with it because it's a little too complex, but at least you can see the data. I wish I could say that about, pretty much, anything else I have. View full review »
LeaderOf432e says in a Cisco Nexus review
Leader of Network Engineering at MVP Health Care
The biggest benefit to this solution is a high port density with high bandwidth. A big strength is the high bandwidth backplane, line rate speeds, and switching and routing packets. View full review »
Timothy Patrick says in a Cisco Nexus review
Senior Network Engineer at Advanced Drainage Systems
The most valuable feature is its flexibility. You can put different blades in it to give scalability, but it is older technology. View full review »
Roberto Castillo says in a Cisco Nexus review
Internetwork Solution Engineer at OPLK
The most valuable features are the high availability and the basic configurations that we can implement. View full review »
CIOdf97 says in a Cisco Nexus review
CIO at Masriacard
The most valuable features of this solution are scalability and reliability. Scalability is important as the business moves forward. As the number of bank branches grows, the traffic grows. You need to rely on a solid Cisco product in the data center to support this. View full review »
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