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Dmitriy Ronkin
Real User
Networking Specialist at Transportation
Jun 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Versatility and streamlined IOS Availability of expertise on the market (resources)

How has it helped my organization?

Streamlined IOS helped to develop templates for Ethernet Switches without worrying of compatibility of commands in regards to hardware platforms. Modularity of Industrial… more»

What needs improvement?

Acceptance of open source trends (there is slight move already - just keep going)

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

Cisco should look into more flexible licensing for hardware/IOS. It is hard to beat some vendors' lifetime warranty even they offer less in functionality compare to Cisco.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Everything is driven by business requirements, which in turn different from one project to another. Major points are: availability of support/expertise beyond internal… more»

What other advice do I have?

Start from your business requirements (what would you like to have) and budget (what can you afford).

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are multiple vendors but they are very specialized and do not support versatile solutions. For example, we had to move from Schneider switches as they were just a… more»
System Engineer Monitoring and Response at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 23 2017

What do you think of Cisco Ethernet Switches?

Competitive strength – Cisco and Juniper are a good fit in any data centre. Competitive weaknesses – Cisco takes a proprietary spin on standards, increasing fear of vendor lock-in and cost to replace. Juniper has to spend time explaining the technology. Cisco’s Nexus portfolio is broad and complex, requiring advanced skills to design, deploy and manage which increases costs. Juniper’s market share remains small compared to equally well-known competitors and calls into question the company’s ability to execute and attract channel and other partners. Current Perspective – Cisco switches remains a leader in the data centre due to both market presence and portfolio breadth. Cisco switches continues to win new customers based on both its portfolio and its technology…

What is Cisco Ethernet Switches?

Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.
Also known as
Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches customers
Linz AG
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