Cisco Catalyst Switches Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Nexus vs. NETGEAR Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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Real User
CTO at a tech services company
Jul 05 2019

What is most valuable?

This is a very feature-rich solution, but the most valuable feature is flexibility. The interface is as user-friendly as you can make it.

How has it helped my organization?

The ease of integration with existing systems has been helpful.

What needs improvement?

There are too many different model numbers and too much complexity. The Nexus 9K, for example, came from a family of twenty offerings.

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

Based on client demand, which was moving towards software-defined networking, the Nexus 9000 was the next step. We used the prior generation, Catalyst, before this.

What other advice do I have?

This is a very good product, although it would be nice to restrict the number of offerings. My suggestion is to evaluate ACI, SDN, and the Nexus 9000. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not have other vendors on our shortlist.
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Nexus vs. NETGEAR Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
366,756 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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