Cisco Nexus Review

Beneficial logical tenant segregation, installation straightforward, and scalable


What is our primary use case?

We use the solution in a data center farm.

What is most valuable?

We have found that logical tenant segregation to be the most useful feature.

What needs improvement?

The software is not as mature as it could be and needs some integration improvements with other orchestrators.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

When it comes to the stability we had some issues with some software features due to a release bug. The hardware itself is pretty stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The initial installation is pretty straightforward, it takes approximately an hour. When you start with the configuration and moving forward from there, which is not only a matter of technical configuration or the key component but the integration into the environment, this can take several hours.

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

The solution is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others before implantation this solution to study. There are some big changes in respect to the previous concept of networking. There is a learning curve that needs to be considered.

I rate Cisco Nexus an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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