Cisco Nexus Review

Offers increased bandwidth, faster performance, and newer software


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for the Cisco Nexus solution is as a core fiber switch.

How has it helped my organization?

We upgraded from a 6509 unit to a 9504. We got increased bandwidth, faster performance, and newer software which has improved our organization. 

What is most valuable?

We use Cisco Nexus as a switch that houses all of our fiber connections.

What needs improvement?

They should make it easier to update the code on it. Upgrading should also be easier. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is very strong. No downtime with it. No problems. No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales to just about any use that we needed to throw at it. It's very accommodating.

How are customer service and technical support?

The solution's technical support is perfect. We have had no problems with it.

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

We switched because our current product was end-of-life and falling out of support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It has a simple routing protocol, not very many static routes.

What about the implementation team?

We used a certified reseller for deployment. Our experience with them was excellent.

What was our ROI?

We have seen ROI. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't have any other vendors in mind. Cisco is the product that we've used quite heavily, so it made sense to stay with them.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product a ten. Cisco Nexus is very solid and easy to use. 

Go with Nexus, you won't regret it.

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