Cisco Catalyst Switches Review

We now have the ability migrate to multiple sites, but the TAC speed needs improvement.


What is most valuable?

  • Stackable module
  • Hot-swappable inventory

How has it helped my organization?

  • Easier to design and manage a network by enabling reuse
  • Ability migrate to multiple sites

What needs improvement?

Deliverability speed of the Terminal Access Controller.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for over four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were issues with the maximum stackable switches per site & monitoring setup.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

7/10.

Technical Support:

7/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched because we had weak tech support, especially for the PoE product.

How was the initial setup?

It was a medium difficulty setup.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is one of the major areas of confusion for a person with a technical if they gain the verification from Cisco website.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Dell options.

What other advice do I have?

Ensure you select the right license, power supply and other components to install the switch into the rack.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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