Cisco Nexus Review

A stable and reliable backbone for our data center


What is our primary use case?

This solution is the backbone of our data center. It is the fabric to our UCS blade servers.

What needs improvement?

In the next release of this solution, I would like to see a focus on backplane deployment, so you can stack more.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In terms of stability, this solution is rock solid. We've had no issues with it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I would say that to make this solution more scalable, they need to provide a backplane as they do on a lot of their other network infrastructure equipment.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for this solution is excellent.

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

We have been using the Nexus line for more than ten years. I don't remember what the previous model was, but it had good reliability and everybody knew how to use it, so we just upgraded.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We used InterVision to assist us with the implementation, and they did an outstanding job.

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

This solution should be made more affordable.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I recommend people look at, but it would be nice if it were more affordable.

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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