Cisco Ethernet Switches Review
Business decisions made today, now become key strategic advantages and capabilities of tomorrow.


Valuable Features

Flexibility

Improvements to My Organization

We standardized on an common command line interface

Room for Improvement

When Cisco products integrate with a third party module it not easy to renew support on the third party modules software. On hardware replacement the serial numbers don't get added to the support contract and feature codes have to be reinstalled.

Use of Solution

10 Years

Deployment Issues

No

Stability Issues

No

Scalability Issues

No

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: Very GoodTechnical Support: Very Good

Previous Solutions

Yes, because of cost. Then the replacements were not reliable enough.

Initial Setup

Complex setup. Mostly because of Data,VoIP and Video QOS.

Implementation Team

Both. The vendor was very good.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

The cost on the entire infrastructure was 1.2 mil. The OPEX is 95k

Other Solutions Considered

Yes, tried HP, Dell, 3Com

Other Advice

The network system will need the capacity for future expansion. To go beyond Enterprise Integration, by creating a new infrastructure. Business decisions made today, now become key strategic advantages and capabilities of tomorrow.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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