Cisco Catalyst Switches Primary Use Case

Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at Computer Services Ltd.
The last Catalyst I used was for a core solution in an airport. That was a 3850. The previous use case was as the backbone of an ISP. We used different models of Cisco Catalyst including 3560s and 3700s. View full review »
Presal0875
Presales Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The use case will depend on the customer's requirements. Generally, if they want the access layer, the 2960 works pretty well. If they are in the SMB market, we go with the SZ series which is okay. If the primary use case is more on the PoE side, Catalyst switches give the most. And with respect to two-port, the 2960 is better. View full review »
Netwk0986
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our primary use case is system integration on the client end. We propose this solution to our customers based on their individual capacities and requirements. We have also been using the basic functionalities of the tool internally, very basic not to any high-end degree. View full review »
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Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Generally, we are using Cisco Catalyst switches for the campus network. We are currently using the Cisco Catalyst 3800 Series switches with IOS XE, and we also recently onboarded the Catalyst 9300 Series and 9400 Series, mostly for the campus network. We also use the 3800 Series switch for wireless connectivity, which provides UPOE, supporting up to 60 watts for the PoE devices. Performance-wise, Catalysts are so good in the LAN infrastructure, especially for a campus network. But for a data center environment, we mostly prefer the Cisco Nexus series. View full review »
it_user617499
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We usually use it for connecting campus switches and to provide access switching to the customer, through which they connect their end-user or end devices like WiFi, CCTV, or IP phone. View full review »
Muklit Chopra
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for connecting the users on the network. The performance has been good. View full review »
it_user408189
User at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use Catalyst for campus switches. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
I was a Support Engineer with Cisco, I used to support customers who were using Cisco Catalyst features. View full review »
Mikhail Kozlov
Lead Software QA / DevOps Engineer at a comms service provider
LAN and WAN links in our offices and data centers. View full review »
NetworkEb6ab
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case of this solution is for routing, switching, and for interconnecting sites. View full review »
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Network Security Coordinator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Access layer Switches. VLAN Segmentation, Inter-VLAN and LAN Routing. 802.1X network access device. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
We use this solution for the campus network. View full review »
Fighting Falcon
IT Admin at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
LAN switch for both core and access layers. It has performed very well in this area. View full review »
Reviewer9022
Project Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use it mainly for access, as an access switch to other PCs. View full review »
ChiefDepbed6
Chief Deputy Quality Audit
Our primary use case is for networking, both for the local network and our internet network. View full review »
NetworkE1c8f
Network Engeneer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We use it everywhere in our company. The switches are in our data center and our stores. It performs really well, it's stable. There are some software issues but it's generally good. View full review »
Md. Shahriar Hussain
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution for provisioning. View full review »
Lucio Lopez
IT Consultant
The use case is for user access. It's good, it's performing very well. View full review »
Shun Hiyama
Network Engineer
AWS Direct Connect. View full review »
Melvin Khor
Senior Technical Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Switching environments, as part of a LAN management solution, where the customer needs to build, operate, and maintain Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks for internal use. View full review »
Jerome Razonable
IT Infrastructure Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
Our primary use is LAN and WAN links for our enterprise network. Cisco Catalyst is used to connect all our WAN links to a central data center. View full review »
Denis Krasnov
Head of Development at a tech vendor
* Corporate network * IP phones * Video conference * Security * Connecting branches with corporate network View full review »
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