Cisco Ethernet Switches Review

High quality product with great VPC features and good stability


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution on our equipment.

What is most valuable?

The VPC feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.

The quality, like all Cisco solutions, is very high. The fact that it's Cisco is one of the reasons we chose to use it.

What needs improvement?

Cisco has a licensing procedure that is very complicated and it changes every six months.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for at least ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scaling and upgrading the solution is easy. Our group has about 500 employees and all of them use Cisco and its switches.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is okay, but they do need to respond quicker to tickets.

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

I have personally previously used Dell, which is very unstable in comparison to Cisco. You must review all documents and if you don't correctly do this, you must open a ticket. It takes  a few days for a simple question about the licenses to get answered. It can be a very frustrating process and should be simplified.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

I handled the implementation myself.

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

The cost of licensing is very expensive, especially if you compare it to Fortigate.

What other advice do I have?

We're using the on-premises deployment model.

I'd recommend the solution. It has all the features we need included within it.

I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

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