Cisco Nexus Review

Helps us stay ahead in a field where uptime is crucial


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use for this solution is as headend switches at remote sites.

How has it helped my organization?

These are the same as the old headend switches, but newer and nicer.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Bluetooth console.

What needs improvement?

They need to offer fibre switches in the 9K series.

I would like to have the ability to identify ports by flashing port lights, so I can tell the user "We need to look at port four", and then I can flash the light remotely using the command line.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of this solution is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability with this solution is easy.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for this solution is good.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We moved to this solution because it is an ever-growing field. You need to stay ahead, and uptime is crucial.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We used AT&T to assist us with the implementation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

AT&T is our primary vendor. Verizon was on the short list, and Cisco themselves was on the list as well.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good switch, overall, and there are only a few other features that we'd like to see.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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