Cisco Nexus Review

Enables us to have much more automation and is very stable


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for the Cisco Nexus solution is for our core. We have Nexus 9000 and also Catalyst 9000 floor switches.

How has it helped my organization?

This product has improved the way our organization functions through automation. Before 9000, we were just using the 7000 and the Nexus OS. With 9000 now, we have much more automation. Everything was more manual before. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the automation that we can do with it. 

What needs improvement?

Cisco Nexus is very new. We're still on the learning curve for the 9000.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. We have not had any issues so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The Cisco Nexus platform is very scalable with the modular design.

How are customer service and technical support?

The solution's technical support is very good. It's Cisco. For 9000 they're very responsive. We haven't had any 911 issues so far because it's new to our organization.

Whenever we have a problem or question they're very good and pretty responsive. Any ticket receives almost immediate help. We haven't had anything negative so far.

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

We switched because we needed automation and because the 7000s were reaching end-of-life.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of Cisco Nexus was straightforward. It was good. It wasn't that complex because we already had the 7000. 

What about the implementation team?

We used a reseller for the implementation. 

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

I don't really deal with the pricing but I know that it's not cheap. 

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I rate this product a solid nine. They've been very good to us.

I would advise reading information online to learn more about Cisco Nexus. See how powerful it is.

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