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Cisco Ethernet Switches Primary Use Case

Network Delivery Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Our primary use case is for ethernet switches. We mainly use switches and routers as edge distribution switches. Some of the plants have been with the big pharmaceutical company Aragon. We have also been with a North American company, and others. Most of their switches were Cisco in pharmaceutical company where I worked for 10 years.

Some of the switches in the plants were used as a core. Many of them, especially in Bulgaria and in Europe, I installed myself. Others in America are responsible during the shift time for the configuration changes and so on. They are used in any level, as a Layer 3, Layer 2, whatever. All kinds of switches are used in the different places in our LAN. 

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ICT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have a few different buildings within our premises, and we typically use the Cisco switches as the core backbone of our LAN. They are connected with fiber. We use them for our network to handle security and connectivity mainly.

Our core business is to sell beverages, so we're not your typical telecom or banking institution that would be a typical Cisco client.

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Manager - Network Operating Center at BCN

We are a fiber-optic provider. We have a lot of switches from Cisco and some from Microchip. We have C3750E, which is one of the main Cisco Ethernet switches. All ports of this switch are fiber.

We have a local Cisco partner here who is quite reliable, so we patronize that partner. They do everything on our behalf, especially the licenses.

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RK
Account Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We have them set up for customers, including SMB, Kindergarten through grade 12 schools, higher education organizations, and some enterprises. It's pretty much been used for everything except the federal government.

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Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

Cisco Ethernet Switches are the product line I have the most experience with and have been my go-to solution for many years with mid to large organizations over the years. They are still top contenders for environments that need layer 3 functionality in a switch. They have a product line that covers the entire spectrum of switching technology from the high-end Nexus products through the traditional enterprise catalyst models and all the way down to the small business solutions. They seem to have the market covered with a solution to meet any IT shop's needs.

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Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We primarily use the solution for data centers and also for local area networks for enterprises.

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CGO at TMS Consulting Inc

We're primarily using the solution for Jim basically the whole IT infrastructure, including the broadcast facility on the management side. It uses Cisco switches, which we spread out with the 9500 Series as sort of the main switches. We also use 93180s to create the backbone or spine of our setup.

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Senior Information Technology Manager at FAP Marine Terminals Ltd

We are using Cisco Switches in a data center for access at the core level and the access level as well.

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IT Manager at a construction company with 10,001+ employees

We use Cisco Ethernet Switches as part of our network infrastructure at two different sites.

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SC
Head Of Information & Communication Technology at a transportation company with 51-200 employees

We use these switches in our data center core to handle all of the converged networks. They handle our SAN servers as well as other components.

The outer perimeter is handled by the Cisco 2960s, for distribution of traffic to endpoint clients.

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AB
Security Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We don't work with the latest version, which is why I am currently conducting research. We wish to see if we can move from the existing solution to an upgrade. We have been using 2960 switches for a very long time, say... five, six or seven years, and they have reached the end of their lives, which is why I proposed a change. 

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Enterprise and Security Manager at University of Fort Hare

Our datacenter is built using Cisco switches. We use Cisco products for wireless access, routing, and switching.

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RS
Network Engineer at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees

Generally, we use the product just to switch traffic.

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IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

We primarily use the solution like a normal wired network. We use it in the area before you connect it to outer networks using the firewall. Our inner network is managed by switches. All the wired connections come to those switches. We can do internal networking on the switches such as VLANs and all of those things. We use it for basic switching purpose.

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Expert Network Consultant at a consumer goods company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We primarily use the solution for our data center and edge switches. Like a lot of companies, we use (in the data center) core switches on Layer 3, and (on the edge) switches in Layer 2. 

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DB
Pre Sales Engineer at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees

How we use Cisco Ethernet Switches depends on the customer's requirements. We just connected Alliance switches with trans 2/4 switches in our office, and we have deployed it as a static configuration. We are not planning any other protocol for the permission and the configuration we aren't using. But for our customers, we go with the VMA architecture, networking, and Cloud Meraki and Experian from Cisco.

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sTAM at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

We primarily use the solution in our data center or campus connectivity. We're using bridges to connect end-user devices and terminals.

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MH
Network Admin at a transportation company with 201-500 employees

We use these switches to improve client connections.

We're a manufacturing facility — we have POCs and terminals. We have maybe 90 to 100 users with desk phones, and roughly 20 printers.

We don't perform maintenance ourselves. A third-party company handles the maintenance. We also outsource other vendors to help us with some complex configurations that we've had implemented.  

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Co-Founder, Architect at Espina IT

We are system integrators. We deal with Cisco solutions for our customers in data centers, enterprise networks, and Service Cloud networks.

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CR
IT Manager at a renewables & environment company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Cisco Ethernet Switches are being used as part of our new data centers.

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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

They are superior in their class, and there are different functionalities for different models.

We are using this solution on campus. You can roll-out the feature to anywhere from 100 to 10,000 users. You can link the main campus to the small offices and deploy the features.

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NW
Head of Technical at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We use Cisco Ethernet Switches to improve the latency in the Data Center.

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IS
Technical Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

We are a solution provider and Cisco Ethernet Switches are one of the products that we implement for our customers. We also use them internally, and they make up the backbone of our network.

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TM
Telecommunication Team Leader at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

We use it for data centers and for connecting computers in a local network.

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Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We are a solution provider and the Cisco Ethernet Switch is a network infrastructure product that we implement for our clients. The use case depends on their requirements but it is used for network access. We also use them for our network.

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MN
Owner at it logic

We are a solution provider and Cisco Ethernet Switches are one of the products that we offer for our customers. With Cisco, there are two areas. There are gigabit switches, both managed and unmanaged, and there are 100 Mbps switches.

Generally, the Cisco switches available in India are L2 or L3. The L2 switch is mainly used for internet connectivity, for internet ISP users.

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SK
IT Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees

We use it for VLAN tagging and VLAN port enabling.

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Cyber Security Consultant at Ukroboronprom

We built all our ground network on Cisco Switches.

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AR
VP of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are using the solution for LAN routing in both manufacturing industries and IT sectors. We use a variety of different models of the solution. We have used the 4000, 9000, 9200, and 9400 Series switches. Currently, we are deploying the 9000 Series to customers at data centers and when it comes to core switches at data centers we are using the 9400 model.

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MD
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

We are using it for user connectivity. We are using its latest version. 

It is deployed on a public cloud and on-premises.

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PB
Data Center Admin at Sysnet Global Technologies

We use these switches as part of our data center infrastructure.

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GC
Science Technician at a government with 201-500 employees

We primarily use the solution as a networking switch.

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LW
Senior Director of IT and Data Analytics at a performing arts with 201-500 employees

We are using the solution as switches for our organization's network.

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IT Technical Support Manager at kiriazi

We use Cisco Ethernet Switches for our data center, management center, and at our headquarters.

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IJ
Information Technology Executive at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We have a local network and we have four Cisco Ethernet Switches that have 48 ports.

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RF Planning Manager at Sabafon

We are a GSM mobile network operator and we use the solution for internet data.

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Solution Architect - Presale at BESTCOMP GROUP

This solution is used as a networking switch for my customers.

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Junior Network Engineer at Easy Systems

I use it for plug-ins, wireless, and WiFi, and to use the Cisco controller.

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MR
Deputy Head of ICT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

They are used as the access and core switches in our network.

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Founder/Managing Director at Microtel Netlinks Pvt. Ltd.

We work for our customers. Our clients are small, medium, and enterprise companies.

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TJ
Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We use the solution for LAN connectivity.

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MS
Project Manager at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees

We use Cisco Ethernet Switches for LAN networking and connecting our systems.

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TW
Member of Technical Staff at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

connect our servers

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SC
CTO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

We use it for the local area network.

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TM
Network Security Expert at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

I use this solution as a network switch and I provide service to the switches to my customers.

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System Engineer at compulink Systems

We use Cisco Ethernet Switches for local area networks in banks.

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