Cisco Nexus Review

A flexible solution that has allowed us to grow, but there are bugs that need to be fixed

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has allowed our organization to grow. Our last platform was the legacy Cisco 6509, which did not have virtualization built in. We now have one box that does multiple services.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the flexibility that it has with the layer-two switching.

Its speed, as well as the ability to expand it, are also very valuable.

What needs improvement?

There are still bugs in the system that need to be fixed.

Technical support could be better.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution still hinders on some of the old technology base. It seems like bugs are still being brought in as customers are changing how they want to connect or how fast they're trying to connect stuff.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of this solution is ok. Everything can be a little bit better on scalability, but it does an ok job.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for this solution is middle-tier. It could be better.

Sometimes you get people that know about the products themselves, and the hardware, but don't understand my use case or a customer's use case. They understand it from a product platform, but not real-world actions.

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

We were using the Legacy Cisco 6509, but it did not have virtualization built in.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution is pretty straightforward.

If you came from the Legacy OS, it is easy to access and move around, even though the command lines are a little bit different.

What about the implementation team?

We used an integrator to assist us with our deployment.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.

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