Cisco Nexus Review

Good capacity and has huge scaling capabilities

What is our primary use case?

We use the Cisco Nexus as our primary solution for the data center.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the solution are capacity and scalability.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

They did the upgrade recently. It's pretty steady right now.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is huge. It's a big box.

How are customer service and technical support?

Cisco tech support is great.

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

We are always a Cisco shop.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is always complex. It's a new box, so everything has to be set up because migration is a tricky part. It's not just a plug-and-play device. It's a difficult task.

What about the implementation team?

We applied the installation of Cisco Nexus internally.

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

We have a perpetual license, which means that when we purchase a box, there's no license in the box. Those 9K's are just routers. They're like big data center switches.

What other advice do I have?

In the decision-making process, we knew that we needed to invest in the solution depending on the company's growth vs. product capacity. 

We wanted to invest in a bigger and newer switch.

On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate Cisco Nexus at 8. It is going just great.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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