Cisco Ethernet Switches Review

Complete functionality with outstanding support


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for connectivity of local network LAN switching.

The deployment model is on-premises.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the complete functionality, but the most important thing is support.

What needs improvement?

Pricing could be lower.

It is difficult to look for additional features to be added because there a lot of different switches, different models, and usually each model is designed according to the number of ports. It's a satisfactory unit within the usage area for that model.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for twenty-five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Cisco solutions are usually very, very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable.

It depends on the customer, regarding the number of users. Recently we were awarded a contract for the Turkish military, and there will be several thousand people who will be using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Support is the most important. If something goes wrong then Cisco's support is outstanding.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I initially started with Cisco, only afterward, I started using a different solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

The deployment time varies on the specific project. For example, if the project requires fewer switches it can take thirty minutes, while other projects could require one hundred and fifty switches that would take a week or ten days. 

We require four to five engineers for deployment and maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

Cisco knows what they are doing and their support is great.

I would highly recommend this solution.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

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