Cisco Nexus Review

Valuable data center features, continual feature refinement, highly scalable and stable.


What is our primary use case?

I use the solution in the customer's companies. I have used many different version of the solution. 

What is most valuable?

I find all the data center features to be most valuable, such as VXLAN and OTV. The ACI and FEX connectivity are good features too. Cisco is refining the features all the time and you can see this in all the different vendors.

What needs improvement?

They could improve on having different technologies between product models. The management dashboard could be better if it could handle the Catalyst and the Nexus at the same time. If Cisco could find management connectivity between the DMA center and the ACI connectivity this would be helpful.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the product for more than ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the scalability good with this product.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support we received was excellent.

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

I have worked previously with Catalyst version 6500, 4500, and 3750 series, most of them.

How was the initial setup?

The setup of the solution was easy.

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

The price of the product is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

In all the benchmarks and testing that I did, I found the best solution to be Cisco. I recommend the product. They have a good product with all the features that are required. 

I rate Cisco Nexus a nine out of ten.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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