Cisco Nexus Other Solutions Considered

PreSales7bd0
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There are a lot of competitors out there. For example, the VMware NSX, which is a pure overlay, it's more network virtualization. The ACI solution is more full-featured, and you get visibility under the underlying overlay. It's very performing, and where we've deployed it for customers they are extremely happy with it. There's a learning curve in deploying it because you do things a little differently, but overall it's a solid solution. When we lead with a software-defined data center, we lead with Cisco. View full review »
ITManage41ee
IT Manager Network at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did look at another vendor. Cisco is found around the world with good support and credibility in the industry. It was an easy choice even though the functionality from the competitor was more. View full review »
Per Hougaard
Network Architect at Nvent
Our company is locked into one vendor for purchasing, which is a board decision. The only time we can use another vendor is if they sell it as part of a solution. Logicalis was the only vendor that had the solution we wanted, so that's who we went with. View full review »
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NetworkE9b11
Network Engineer at a government with 11-50 employees
We went straight to Cisco and actually did not consider other solutions. It was partly because of familiarity. All of their staff were trained in what we needed. We can change product lines within Cisco if we needed to upgrade without any pain points. We didn't bother to consider other vendors. View full review »
SeniorNe0813
Senior Network Design Engineer at Kent State University
Arista and Juniper were both on the shortlist. We bought a few Juniper QFX series switches, and we did not like the product at all. We were investigating Arista, but Cisco came in with an awesome pricing plan for us, and a data center solution that met our needs. It was a lot cheaper than Arista, which is why our manager went with that selection. View full review »
NetworkE2c48
Network Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In our enterprise organization, we're a little bit different than the government. We buy into the economy of scale. Since we have centers all across the United States, we try to centralize and enterprise manage our equipment. We tend to go with one vendor and that decision is above me. I don't get to evaluate the days of local control within our infrastructure. We moved away from that about 10 years ago so that we can take advantage of economies of scale. View full review »
LeaderOf432e
Leader of Network Engineering at MVP Health Care
We were pretty focused on Cisco. That is where we wanted to go. View full review »
Ctio21c2
CTIO at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
When I came to the company they had already made their evaluations and the conversion project was already underway. I know they selected this because they felt it was the most stable solution. The route of Nexus had a lot of throughputs but it is also very reliable. We were looking for reliable, scalable technology. The point of making a change was to avoid failures and that is why we chose Nexus. View full review »
SeniorNe798f
Senior Network Engineer at Northrop Grumman
I've never gone with any other type of phone systems. It pretty much has been Cisco all along. View full review »
SrManage17d3
Sr Manager of Network and Telephony at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We only evaluated solutions by Cisco. View full review »
NGFW677
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We talked with a lot of vendors, such as Juniper, FortiGate, and some of the other players. Cisco was our chosen solution, because of the level of support and familiarity we had. A lot of us trained in Cisco. View full review »
Ricardo Mancilla
Solutions Architect at ABS Technology
The products on our shortlist were mostly Cisco Nexus and Meraki. View full review »
Khalid Mustafa
Service Validation Engineers at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The company is currently investing heavily in new technology from Cisco. This includes the SD-WAN, a network administration system, and NFV for the virtual firewall. For this solution, we did not consider other vendors. However, we do use multiple vendors for our firewall and routing solutions. View full review »
CIOdf97
CIO at Masriacard
We considered both Cisco and Juniper for our infrastructure. My experience with Cisco over the past twenty years has been good. Also, this specific product is both reliable and scalable, which were all things that we considered when we adopted this solution. View full review »
Danish Rizvi
Senior Network Engineer at Halliburton Company
We are a Cisco shop, so we didn't look for an alternative platform. We knew that we were going to use Cisco. View full review »
ProductMf527
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We previously used Catalyst 6500. View full review »
NetworkEd74c
Network Engineer Principal
We were using another solution and we went with Cisco because it has more features. Also because Cisco is reliably good; nobody ever got fired for choosing Cisco. We were looking at Arista and Juniper, but we ended up going with Cisco, mainly because of the features. View full review »
Karthikeyan Krishnan
Network Engineer at Applied Materials
Another option was Aruba Networks. View full review »
NetworkEcce9
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
It was Cisco or Juniper. View full review »
NetworkDd05b
Network Director at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We have a management contract with Cisco. They are our managed service provider. We didn't have much of a choice. View full review »
NetworkA4cd8
Network Adminstrator at a government with 501-1,000 employees
We only use a couple of different vendors, and Cisco was our only option for this type of solution. View full review »
ITEnginea057
IT Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
As a customer of Cisco, we always have had meetings with them on their new products. We tell them what kind of solution we are looking for and Cisco says for this solution you need this kind of thing. View full review »
NetworkA401c
Network Admin at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Cisco was our only vendor. View full review »
Administ4e10
Administrator at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We also looked at PCM. View full review »
NetworkE88b3
Network Engineer at Google
We are multi-vendor, so whoever gives us the best product is the one we purchase from. View full review »
Cody Boelens
Network Administrator at St Ambrose University
We didn't have any other vendors in mind. Cisco is the product that we've used quite heavily, so it made sense to stay with them. View full review »
Nate Cielieska
Network Engineer at solutions4networks
Cisco was on the shortlist with Extreme and Juniper. We chose Cisco because there was integration with other Cisco equipment in the data center. View full review »
NetworkT7b7a
Network Technician at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
The only solutions that we considered were by Cisco. We have used other products, for example from HP, but we were not as satisfied by those as we were with Cisco. View full review »
Michael Ozorowsky
Network Engineer at Tampa General Hospital
I've used Ruckus, HP, Dell, and smaller products for enterprise solutions. View full review »
Roberto Castillo
Internetwork Solution Engineer at OPLK
We were already working with Cisco. View full review »
Tyler Kongs
Network Engineer at Archer Daniels Midland
AT&T is our primary vendor. Verizon was on the short list, and Cisco themselves was on the list as well. View full review »
CTOb1a5
CTO at a tech services company
We did not have other vendors on our shortlist. View full review »
Bala Panchanathan
Director at Wipro Technologies
We did explore other products, but Cisco is something we can use permanently. Specifically, we compared with HP/HPE. View full review »
Scott Black
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We didn't look at any other vendors. View full review »
NetworkSe124
Network Security Administration at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We only considered Cisco. View full review »
ITDirect96f6
IT Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We used Cisco before. When we made the decision to choose a new solution, we evaluated other vendors and chose Nexus. View full review »
NetworkE492f
Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We did not evaluate other vendors before choosing this solution. View full review »
NetworkE1898
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not evaluate vendors other than Cisco. View full review »
Principld494
Principle Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like Cisco products, so we did not evaluate other options. View full review »
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