Cisco Nexus Review

Robust architecture, reliable, and useful automation


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for many purposes. For example, to automate Nexus switches and to view the modern architecture network, such as SDN.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the solution is robust, you are able to use it for fabric architecture as well as SPAN on exit with the controller.

What needs improvement?

Nexus switches should be able to support network function virtualization (NFV).

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found Cisco Nexus switches highly scalable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is very scalable because of the architecture. We have approximately 400 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with the Cisco support, they are very good. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very easy and it took me approximately 10 minutes to install.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the solution ourselves. We have a few administrators that do the implementation and maintenance of the solution. We do not need a really big team because it can be automated, we need them mostly for orchestration.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Cisco Nexus a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

3000
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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