Cisco Nexus Review

Has good network visibility that enables us to see all of the devices


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for Cisco Nexus is for our data center and for collaboration with other switches.

How has it helped my organization?

This product has improved the way our organization functions in the way we communicate with data from devices out there. Everything is on the radar if you deploy it on Nexus.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the solution is network visibility. It touches all of the switches. It becomes the core switch. All of the devices connected to it route towards it and so we're able to see all of the devices. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Cisco Nexus is very stable. It's getting better now. The technology is moving to a fast and very innovative switch. It picks up all these new options and integrates them into the device. It's good for our infrastructure.

How are customer service and technical support?

The solution's technical support is very robust. They're able to resolve any issues very quickly. There were not any issues that Cisco could not resolve for us so far.

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

We were using Nexus 6000 and now we're moving towards 9000. We switched because we are doing a cleanup. We are building up our infrastructure from the ground up, adding more new devices, revamping our infrastructure, and revamping our data center. It's just a need because we got too comfortable using our old devices, which are not supportive so we lost our patching. We ourselves were creating security holes. We have a need now for this solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the Cisco Nexus platform takes a long time. It's a complex system because we have a lot of security layers. 

What about the implementation team?

We used a reseller for the deployment. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at PCM. 

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate Cisco Nexus a good nine. Cisco is moving to new technology. It's more advanced. Anyone should invest in it. It's good.

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