Cisco Catalyst Switches Other Solutions Considered

Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at Computer Services 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 »
Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Another candidate would be Juniper switches. View full review »
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 »
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 »
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 a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, Dell. View full review »
Network Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Cisco was the best and only option that I considered. View full review »
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 »
Network Engeneer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We also looked at HPE and Juniper. View full review »
Lucio Lopez
IT Consultant
For our company, Cisco's competition was Aruba. View full review »

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