Cisco Nexus Benefits

PreSales7bd0
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
This product is made for lossless data, so it's a very high-performance switch. If there's one place you don't want to lose data, it's in the data center. The 9Ks support speeds of 40-gigabit and 100-gigabit, today. They've got pretty good throughput in the box, they've got virtual output queues, things of that nature, which help contribute to the lossless data. View full review »
ITManage41ee
IT Manager Network at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product has improved the way our organization functions in the way that the rack-based design allowed us to eliminate chassis-based designs. The chassis design is more complicated to manage and maintain in field operations. View full review »
Per Hougaard
Network Architect at Nvent
From my perspective, this is a nice solution. These units are easy to work with and they have a lot of features that you can't get anywhere else. It gives me an unparalleled ability to build out my environment differently than I would have if I was going with another vendor. This is true even if I was going with a Catalyst model instead of a Nexus model. View full review »
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NetworkE9b11
Network Engineer at a government with 11-50 employees
The solution has improved operations by helping us resolve bottlenecks throughout our infrastructure. A lot of it came down to the fact that these new products have a much higher throughput. So it kind of cleans traffic up and makes things a lot smoother in process. View full review »
SeniorNe0813
Senior Network Design Engineer at Kent State University
We have increased the throughput of our datacenter. Where before we had switches that were two, one-gig LAG uplinks, we now have eighty-gig. This means that the underlying, layer-two network is not going to be the bottleneck of our data center anymore. It's going to be the other peripherals like our F5 and our Palo Alto that need to be upgraded to provide more throughput. View full review »
NetworkE2c48
Network Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm the person that makes the decisions on purchasing. I have a manager above me that gives a budget, but I decide on products and spending. Some of it is previous experience with the hardware. We also trust our partners and the people that deploy it for their recommendations. We're looking across model lines. We're a large enterprise. We're nationwide. We tend to have limitations within a certain scope. We purchase so that we can keep our costs down and also support anything we want. There are some limitations and we have to pick from the list of available options. Some of the previous Cisco equipment that we've had, i.e. the 2948's and 3560's, are similar. View full review »
LeaderOf432e
Leader of Network Engineering at MVP Health Care
This solution provides our organization with more business continuity and high availability. This is because we can build them in ways with technology, like VPC, to make sure that our network is constantly up and available to our end users. View full review »
Andy Deshmukh
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
Prior to our deployment of ACI, everything was, essentially, flat open access. By using ACI we were able to segment out everything and get more visibility into our virtual environment. At our data center, we are 99.99% virtual. View full review »
Consulta4de9
Consultant at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
This specific use case is fairly mundane. A Nexus switch is a nice, standard part that you could reuse elsewhere. The idea was to utilize this to fix a problem. We have a bigger solution, which also involves Nexus switches in ACI mode. This appliance is kind of the stock gap until then. View full review »
Ctio21c2
CTIO at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Nexus provides the ability to visualize the servers and redundant components, like redundant supervisor modules and power supplies. The technologies like VPC (Virtual Port-Channel) really helps us to provide high availability, high throughput, and continuity to our services. That is what we want to achieve to keep our customers happy. By improving the stability and availability it improves the way the company functions. That is what we were looking for. For very powerful equipment with a lot of throughputs and a lot of features to provide high availability. View full review »
SeniorNe798f
Senior Network Engineer at Northrop Grumman
After implementing the product, it made things a lot easier. We have good quality as far as calls and it's pretty easy to roll out new updates. It is very accommodating to provide that for our contact center. View full review »
SrManage17d3
Sr Manager of Network and Telephony at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
This solution streamlines how we have to configure things because we can do everything from one device, whereas if we had individual devices we would have to go to each one and configure them manually. View full review »
NGFW677
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It helped us have fewer physical interfaces by being able to share it with multiple virtual contacts. By doing that, we can have fewer devices and fewer physical interfaces, yet retain a more extensive logical setup. So it helps us to have a smaller footprint. View full review »
UnifiedCe19b
Unified Communications Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution has drastically improved our organization. Prior to implementing this solution, our corporate campus was the only place that we had Voice service in our network. Over the past two years, we have brought Cisco Voice to every single one of our offices and stores, nationwide. Essentially, we have unified all of those communication links between stores and our corporate office to support those stores. For the stores, it has made life simpler for them. They need only press a button to speed dial into a support desk, where before they were totally dependent on an outside POTS line that may not have been available when they needed it. We've also reduced their costs, in that rather than every single satellite office dialing long distance numbers to reach the corporate office for support, the calls now come right across the LANs. In terms of mitigating incidents, this solution has reduced incidents of lost time by approximately thirty percent. This solution has saved us both time and money because we now have the ability to control all of these telephony devices that are deployed nationwide. It is simple for us to make changes remotely, rather than having to deploy somebody to go and make the changes. The time that we spent helping people who are in remote sites is minimal now compared to before, so it is definitely an improvement. View full review »
Ricardo Mancilla
Solutions Architect at ABS Technology
This product has improved the way our organization functions by providing fast access to storage and data center resources. We are getting better performance out of our network by using this platform. View full review »
CIOdf97
CIO at Masriacard
This solution has helped the data center in the bank's infrastructure to expand over the past ten years. Both the reliability and scalability of this solution helped to support this growth. View full review »
Danish Rizvi
Senior Network Engineer at Halliburton Company
Our main data center has been using this solution for the past twelve months and we have had zero outages. Before that, when we were using the Catalyst 6500 series, that was not the case. The stability of this solution is a major win. View full review »
ProductMf527
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The product has improved the way our organization functions in the way that we have been able to implement this product in many customer's sites and it has been running for one of our main customer's enterprise sine 2014. View full review »
NetworkEcce9
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
This product helps us by resolving the issue of not having to install fiber everywhere. If you use Nexus, it has the 10G copper ports. That way we can just use the current infrastructure. Cisco Nexus saves us money in the long run. View full review »
NetworkA4cd8
Network Adminstrator at a government with 501-1,000 employees
This solution has allowed us to better prepare our network for 10-gigabit. Currently, we're a 1-gigabit network, but we have started expanding. View full review »
NetworkEe9dd
Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product has improved the way our organization functions through the ability to do tasks in a maintenance window while allowing other teams to continue to work. There have been a couple of cases where we needed to do emergency support outside of a maintenance window. We were able to make the case that there should be no impact. Luckily, there was no impact. View full review »
Dan Newman
Principal Engineer 2 at Charter Communications, Inc.
I don't think we've been using Cisco Nexus long enough to know accurately how it is improving our organization. Our first deployment was about a month ago. View full review »
ITEnginea057
IT Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It helps for data servers. View full review »
SrNetwordef0
Sr Network Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We needed to invest in Cisco solutions because of the Cisco environment. To change that would require some additional learning from our resources. That would be a challenge. With Cisco, you have the continuity. Upgrade changes have been very good. View full review »
Kervin Aterrado
Network Engineer at Table Mountain
I can't say that it has improved our organization. We are moving away from this product because it is too much for what we have. View full review »
NetworkA401c
Network Admin at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Cisco Nexus can handle the traffic in our data center. This was a brand new bill for a data center that we are setting up for a gaming environment. We knew we needed heavy duty switching hardware at that location. View full review »
Administ4e10
Administrator at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product has improved the way our organization functions in the way we communicate with data from devices out there. Everything is on the radar if you deploy it on Nexus. View full review »
Tqe Sylverne
Senior Advisor at CIGNA Corporation
Cisco Nexus helped us do an entire data center migration in under six months. The solution allowed us to be able to do that under time and budget constraints. View full review »
Roger Sherman
Network Engineer at American Honda Motor
We use Cisco Nexus for high availability for one of our line control systems. View full review »
NetworkCaac9
Network Coordinator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has improved our organization because we have aggregated ports and we're able to put multiple agencies on the multiple different interfaces that we have going there. We're able to separate them out with the use of VLANs and whatnot. View full review »
NetworkE1a81
Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product has improved the way our organization functions through automation. Before 9000, we were just using the 7000 and the Nexus OS. With 9000 now, we have much more automation. Everything was more manual before. View full review »
Matt Bright
Architect at CenturyLink
This solution has allowed our organization to grow. Our last platform was the legacy Cisco 6509, which did not have virtualization built in. We now have one box that does multiple services. View full review »
NetworkE78dd
Network Engineer at SRPMIC
Cisco Nexus has improved the way our organization functions by being able to cut the costs. We were able to collapse the core. We use Cisco Nexus use as our core and our distribution switch. View full review »
NetworkE88b3
Network Engineer at Google
This solution is helping us in terms of providing SDN, software-defined networking. View full review »
Cody Boelens
Network Administrator at St Ambrose University
We upgraded from a 6509 unit to a 9504. We got increased bandwidth, faster performance, and newer software which has improved our organization. View full review »
TechArch0f90
Tech Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Cisco Nexus has improved the way our organization functions through the troubleshooting. We had issues where we've seen our links saturated. We were able to determine what was being processed on the link. It has reduced the complexity of our network monitoring because I'm able to drill down quickly and figure out what's going on. It has helped us make sure that we have the best uptime that we can have. View full review »
Nate Cielieska
Network Engineer at solutions4networks
It's based on the Cisco line of products, so a lot of people are trained with them. View full review »
NetworkT7b7a
Network Technician at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
We move massive amounts of data across the network at a time, so the fact that we can do it over a ten-gigabit pipeline is incredible. It speeds up the network data transfer time. View full review »
Roberto Castillo
Internetwork Solution Engineer at OPLK
This solution improves network speed and provides high availability for our users. View full review »
NetworkEf82e
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It's performing well. View full review »
Tyler Kongs
Network Engineer at Archer Daniels Midland
These are the same as the old headend switches, but newer and nicer. View full review »
CTOb1a5
CTO at a tech services company
The ease of integration with existing systems has been helpful. View full review »
Bala Panchanathan
Director at Wipro Technologies
The product has allowed us to create one holistic view for our entire organization. View full review »
Charles Lacasse
Network Analyst at Govt of Canada
Nexus has improved my organization in the way that it provided enhanced security in a point in the network that was critical. View full review »
InfoTech2e8b
InfoTech Specialist at California Department of Corrections
This solution has made our environment more modular. View full review »
Wendy Guest
Network Analyst at Marion County
This solution has given us the ability to use Cisco ISE for security. View full review »
Todd Neiert
Network Services Manager at Allen Systems Group
We have a much more stable network now using the Cisco Nexus. View full review »
Scott Black
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It's pretty easy to use and operates at high speed. View full review »
SrNetwor9862
Sr Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution has improved our redundancy. View full review »
NetworkEd8c3
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nexus provides inner redundancy. It allows us to perform updates on individual switches, while still maintaining reliability and uptime on the server. View full review »
NetworkSe124
Network Security Administration at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We need a stable network, which is why we use this solution. View full review »
ManagerOedd5
Manager of Network Engineering at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
This solution has allowed us to scale bigger than ever. View full review »
Zaki Shah
Sr. Data Center Network Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We are a Cisco shop. This solution is better compared to other options. View full review »
Security6161
Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution's speed and efficiency help improve the productivity of our organization. View full review »
Principld494
Principle Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution provides our organization with high capacity. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Nexus. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
420,323 professionals have used our research since 2012.