Cisco Catalyst Switches Other Solutions Considered

Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at BDPEER Ltd.
I have used Cisco side-by-side with Dell and Maipu, and I found that Cisco is good. But if you compare Cisco's performance with these two, you will find that Dell and Maipu are not that bad. I wouldn't say that Maipu is that much of a product, but Dell is really performing well in comparison to Cisco. Considering the performance, I really chose Dell. But when I have to consider that I'll have to move forward on the next project with certain security integrations, I have to consider Cisco. That is mostly the reason I considered Cisco. Otherwise, Dell would definitely have been the winner. View full review »
OSSENI Adé Adam
Senior Network Engineer & Technical Instructor at Improtech
We've looked at Meraki, among other solutions. While we have used Meraki, it's hard to compare them to Catalyst switches. Meraki is quite good and agile. They've simplified a lot of their processes and have some features that make actions easy to do on Meraki. However, Catalyst offers much of the same features, and are possibly more feature-rich. Meraki is very much more focused on business needs. While it may be good for their own business model, it doesn't encapsulate everything. Catalyst does a better job in that regard. It has many more features on offer. You aren't limited, although you will want to focus on a particular kind of feature list for your deployment or your integration into your environment. Cisco happened to own Meraki solutions now. View full review »
Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Another candidate would be Juniper switches. View full review »
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it_user617499
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
HPE comes into the picture because they have a wireless product. It's a good product. We definitely propose their switches. View full review »
Nelson Gonzalez
Assistant Information Technology Director at City of Coral Gables
Prior to choosing this solution, I evaluated the IoT environment Antaira, Cradlepoint, and Sierra Wireless. Cisco's solution was superior. In an enterprise environment, I have evaluated Juniper, Extreme, and HP. Cisco's solution fit my operational, budgeting, and logistic needs better. View full review »
it_user408189
User at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I use a lot of switches on the campus: Juniper, Extreme, etc. I use multiple vendors. However, Cisco and Juniper are my preferred vendors. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
There are a lot of options when it comes to switching products. Brocade offers good switches, HPE offers a very affordable set of switches. But the purchase decision depends on a lot of factors. Primarily, Cisco provides an end-to-end solution, all aspects of networking, from UIP to security to wireless to servers. That factor plays into it. View full review »
Mikhail Kozlov
Lead Software QA / DevOps Engineer at a comms service provider
We tried many vendors including D-Link, HPE, and some cheaper vendors. View full review »
NetworkEb6ab
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Ten years ago we used Avaya and HPE. View full review »
Fighting Falcon
IT Admin at UT Austin Office of Technology Commercialization
Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, Dell. View full review »
NetworkE1c8f
Network Engeneer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We also looked at HPE and Juniper. View full review »
ChiefDepbed6
Chief Deputy Quality Audit
We also looked at Huawei but we went with Cisco because we're more comfortable with them even though their prices are a little higher. View full review »
Lucio Lopez
IT Consultant at L&M Alpha Solutions
For our company, Cisco's competition was Aruba. View full review »
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