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Member of Technical Staff at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Straightforward to set up and has a stable basic feature set

What is our primary use case?

connect our servers

How has it helped my organization?

with stable switches, we can focus on our own products.

What is most valuable?

We only use the basic features, like VLAN, Spanning tree, we find that it works well.

What needs improvement?

REST API should be first priority than traditional CLI.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Nexus switches for quite some time.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think that stability is pretty good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am not sure how well this product scales. Everybody in our company uses it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not spoken with the support team.

How was the initial

What is our primary use case?

connect our servers

How has it helped my organization?

with stable switches, we can focus on our own products.

What is most valuable?

We only use the basic features, like VLAN, Spanning tree, we find that it works well.

What needs improvement?

REST API should be first priority than traditional CLI.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Nexus switches for quite some time.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think that stability is pretty good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am not sure how well this product scales. Everybody in our company uses it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not spoken with the support team.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have been using Cisco Ethernet switches since day one.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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CTO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
It's for industry products, so it's easy to use

What is our primary use case?

We use it for the local area network.

What is most valuable?

It's for industry products, so it's easy to use. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for over ten years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is quite good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We don't have much of a demand to significantly increase the workload on network switch so we don't experience any scalability issues. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not complex. It took a few days. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight out of ten. I haven't heard from my…

What is our primary use case?

We use it for the local area network.

What is most valuable?

It's for industry products, so it's easy to use. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for over ten years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is quite good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We don't have much of a demand to significantly increase the workload on network switch so we don't experience any scalability issues. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not complex. It took a few days. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight out of ten. I haven't heard from my engineers that they said it's excellent but of course, I didn't hear them say that there are too many problems. That's why I rated it an eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Network Security Expert at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Easy to use, good performance, but priced high

What is our primary use case?

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

What is most valuable?

The main features of this solution are performance and ease of use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have some clients with approximately 1,600 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. You can configure most switches in approximately 45 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I have done many implementations of the solution. We have an engineer and a technician that does the maintenance for this solution.  

What's my experience with pricing, setup

What is our primary use case?

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

What is most valuable?

The main features of this solution are performance and ease of use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have some clients with approximately 1,600 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. You can configure most switches in approximately 45 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I have done many implementations of the solution. We have an engineer and a technician that does the maintenance for this solution.  

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a license required for this solution and the price could be better.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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Nation Simango
System Engineer at compulink Systems
Reseller
Stable ethernet switches

What is our primary use case?

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

What is most valuable?

Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable. 

What needs improvement?

Cisco is not user-friendly. It would be best if you had a technical expert. The graphical user interface is more like a command line, and most functionalities are on the command line.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Ethernet Switches for two and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with it.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward, but it takes a long time to implement and deploy these switches. 

What other advice do I

What is our primary use case?

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

What is most valuable?

Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable. 

What needs improvement?

Cisco is not user-friendly. It would be best if you had a technical expert. The graphical user interface is more like a command line, and most functionalities are on the command line.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Ethernet Switches for two and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with it.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward, but it takes a long time to implement and deploy these switches. 

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Ethernet Switches a nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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