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What is LAN Switching?

Interoperability is the single most important feature to look for when researching LAN switches, with operational ease coming in as a close second. Other factors that should weigh in on the decision include administrative functionality (both globally and individually as needed) to reduce resource consumption and alleviate a tedious workload for the administrators, as well as bandwidth and power consumption, stability/cooling, and of course, scalability for the future.

LAN Switching Reviews

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Jun 21 2017

What do you think of HPE ProCurve?

Valuable Features It does what we want and it is reliable. We have installed hundreds, if not thousands, of these throughout many cities. The failure rate is around 0.001%. • Improvements to My Organization It gives us consistency across every site. • Room for Improvement I would like to see more technical troubleshooting information, better logs, and better timestamps. Certain broker switches, when they reboot, default back to 1990. You can only tell how long they have been active and have to figure out dates, by pretending it is 1990 and moving forward from there. • Stability Issues It has been very stable, except for the last couple years. We had more than one broker switch fail, which is rare. • Scalability Issues For scalability, it's stackable. If we need...
Real User
Manager of Operations at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

With the invention of the Tablet, the world of Desktop and laptops have probably returned to the Stone Age. With the advent of Nexus 7, Google's new wonder Tablet, Amazon's Kindle Fire has got a tough competitor. Nexus 7 is not only one of the best among 7-inch Tablets, but it is also threatening to oust 10-inch ones off the market as well. With a beautifully... more»

What needs improvement?

There are absolutely no issues to worry about Nexus 7 if you decide to pick it. Its portrait shaped screen only becomes landscape when you watch movies or operate any other application that requires the landscape screen. In comparison to iPad, Nexus 7 has a fewer number of apps for entertainment. You may feel the absence of a heavyweight, rear camera. Its front... more»

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Real User
Network Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 22 2017

What do you think of Cisco Catalyst?

Valuable Features The most valuable features, to me, are CDP, VTP, ACLs, and routing. • Improvements to My Organization These products help me dissect my network based on the users within a particular location. They've also provided me the capability to separate network traffic as necessary. • Room for Improvement As a user, I would like to see the Layer 2 Switches to have NBAR capabilities as well. It would be nice if the new ISRs have firewall capabilities as well. • Use of Solution I've been using these products since 2008. I have a Cisco ISR 2821 and 2911, Cisco Catalyst 4500, 2960 and 3750 Series Switches. • Stability Issues No stability issues were experienced. • Scalability Issues It would be nice to see these products have built-in wireless access...
Consultant
Product Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 28 2016

What is most valuable?

* Built on the open source platform which is known as Arista EOS, open standard and extensible. * Does not lock in investment - You can inter-operate Arista switches with other switches and applications via Arista Open APIs. * The Software... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Able to work with a lot of technology partners like Riverbed, Nutanix and Citrix.

What needs improvement?

Can't think of anything at the moment
User
Senior Technical Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 16 2018

What do you think of Cisco Catalyst?

Primary Use Case Switching environments, as part of a LAN management solution, where the customer needs to build, operate, and maintain Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks for internal use. • Improvements to My Organization It uses many protocols to ease operations, such as CDP and the interoperability of other Cisco products. • Valuable Features Perpetual POE is a valuable feature, because when the switch reboots, access points do not. This helps minimize infrastructure downtime and impacts internals. • Room for Improvement Services should be improved. The delivery of the product lead time should be improved as well. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing The price should go down instead of up. 
User
IT Infrastructure Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 13 2018

What do you think of Cisco Catalyst?

Primary Use Case Our primary use is LAN and WAN links for our enterprise network.  Cisco Catalyst is used to connect all our WAN links to a central data center.  • Improvements to My Organization Low maintenance and very stable; not much of a problem.  It helps keep our network connections in a healthy state.  • Valuable Features VLAN Routing capabilities and security features  It can easily be enabled and used as need dictates.  • Use of Solution One to three years. • Pricing, License Cost and Setup It has a very high cost, but understandably, due to its very good quality. This is the reason why some customers opt to buy cheaper brands with same/similar features.
Real User
Head of Development at a tech vendor
Feb 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* Flexible deployment: We can add new network segments without hard work. * Stability: If we lose some network connections, the system automatically creates new connections between equipment.

How has it helped my organization?

Network has increased stability, security, and usability. Cisco Catalyst has the ability to create new services for users, such as IP phones and video conference. We decreased budgets on the support corporate network and increased user... more»

What needs improvement?

* Cloud services * Machine learning futures * Virtual reality futures * More IoT equipment * Mobile software

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