Cisco Catalyst Switches Previous Solutions

Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at BDPEER Ltd.
I have been using different switches side-by-side. There have been certain issues. There was one implementation where Cisco was awarded up to the firewall and Dell was awarded from the server farm to all the servers in storage: the server from the switch, then the Dell MXL blade switches. That was the time got to compare the Dell performance with the Cisco Nexus 5 series performance. We found that Dell's performance was much more flexible than Cisco Nexus. There was another case where I was using PowerConnect with the Dell EqualLogic. When we purchased a Dell EqualLogic, we had to buy a good throughput Cisco switch. When we compared the Cisco switch price with the Dell PowerConnect, we found that Dell PowerConnect was much cheaper. We had certain Cisco switches already. When we compared these switches side-by-side, we found that the PowerConnect was performing much better with the iSCSI. I'm not saying that I shifted from another vendor, but I actually use these things side-by-side, considering several situations. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer & Technical Instructor at Improtech
Of course, we use and still use Meraki solutions. We didn't switch. Like I said, it is based on what customers need. View full review »
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
I have always used Cisco networking solutions, although we are opening a new branch and I think that this time, we will use HP. They do not want to pay one to two million dollars for IT infrastructure. With HP, if they have to pay half a million then they will approve it. I have experience with a hybrid environment where it was a Cisco LAN and an HP Aruba wireless LAN, and I didn't like it. I was losing some great options. Based on that experience, I think that all of the hardware should be from a single vendor. Either Cisco all the way, or HP Aruba all the way. View full review »
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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
In the past, we used a different solution but it was a long time ago and I really can't remember what it was. View full review »
Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
In most places, we were already using it, and we are continuing to use it. We could see the stability was better and it's quite easy to manage. We are also used to it. In addition, we're able to get technical support as well as vendor support. View full review »
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you compare Cisco with another vendor, they are far and away better, in terms of performance and the rich features. For me, in presales, the most important criteria when selecting a vendor are that I'm able to easily access the Cisco website and, if I need any kind of support, I immediately get it from the Cisco team, whether virtually or physically, here in Saudi Arabia. View full review »
Nelson Gonzalez
Assistant Information Technology Director at City of Coral Gables
I have used non-Cisco equipment, especially in the IoT environment of this municipality. In my experience, the competition falls short when it comes to features and reliability. In the enterprise environment, there are several others that compare to Cisco and it is up to you to pick the right solution for your environment. For me, it is all related to budgeting, previous environment, expertise, and training needs. View full review »
Mikhail Kozlov
Lead Software QA / DevOps Engineer at a comms service provider
Previously, we tried many different solutions but we had some trouble with stability and scalability. View full review »
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We wanted a reliable solution so we chose Cisco. We began working with them ten years ago. We have everything on Cisco and it's not worth it to switch everything to another brand. View full review »
Fighting Falcon
IT Admin at UT Austin Office of Technology Commercialization
Business requirements were the driver for our switch to Catalyst. We needed an increase in port density and an increase in port speed, among other things. The most important criterion when selecting a vendor is the quality of the support team for technical issues. View full review »
Project Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have always used Cisco. I think it is the most reliable solution on the market. When selecting a vendor, for me the most important criteria are * the competency of their engineering staff * their product knowledge. View full review »
Chief Deputy Quality Audit
We knew we needed to switch solutions because we have a client who told us what they need for their future projects. We strategized and went with this solution. We try to find them the best product. View full review »
Network and Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
I have not used networking products by another vendor. View full review »
Lucio Lopez
IT Consultant at L&M Alpha Solutions
We chose Catalyst because we are looking to the future. When selecting a vendor, the most important criteria for me are the post-sale support as well as the price. View full review »
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