Nokia Ethernet Service Switch Review

Good performance and an easy initial setup but needs better monitoring tools


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for the mobile gateway.

What is most valuable?

The performance and reliability are the solution's most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The solution should improve the performance in terms of the capacity to have many services in one box. 

The solution needs more monitoring tools.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The release is not very stable. You should have stability in the card. The card can reboot and restart without a reason.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. We're satisfied with their service. They're helpful and fast to reply.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Cisco.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not very easy, because you have to set it up from scratch. You have no configuration at the beginning so you have tools to set up, and you need to know how to configure the routers from scratch. You have to know all the protocols and all the characteristics of them, to it set up.

It took about six months to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

Our team handled the implementation ourselves.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Extreme Networks and Cisco, among other solutions. We chose Nokia because of the price and the integration.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model.

I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it seven out of ten.

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