Cisco Nexus Pros and Cons

Cisco Nexus Pros

PreSales7bd0
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
They are very high-performance switches and they are made for lossless data, so they're a good play in the customer environment.
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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.
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Per Hougaard
Network Architect at Nvent
It gives me an unparalleled ability to build out my environment differently than I would have if I was going with another vendor.
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NetworkE9b11
Network Engineer at a government with 11-50 employees
Current flexibility and the opportunities for future planning and scaling make this product line an ultimate opportunity.
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SeniorNe0813
Senior Network Design Engineer at Kent State University
We leverage Cisco DCNM a lot, which allows us to automate.
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NetworkE2c48
Network Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is stability. We have a pretty large campus.
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LeaderOf432e
Leader of Network Engineering at MVP Health Care
The biggest benefit to this solution is a high port density with high bandwidth.
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Andy Deshmukh
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
The ability to tenant-out the traffic and segment it, without having to get into separate physical hardware or trying to figure out VDCs manually, has been really powerful and extremely useful for us.
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Consulta4de9
Consultant at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
The scalability of the solution is well beyond anything I would ever need.
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Ctio21c2
CTIO at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
A very solid and reliable solution.
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Cisco Nexus Cons

PreSales7bd0
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There is no feature parity between the 9K and the 5K or 7K, which means that it is harder to position the 9K to future proof them.
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ITManage41ee
IT Manager Network at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see the integration of the products into something where it's seamless where an engineer never touches the switch again, never does CLI and you move to an application based network organization.
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Per Hougaard
Network Architect at Nvent
I would like to see Duo directly integrated with the Nexus hardware, instead of it being through the proxies, like how Duo works today.
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NetworkE9b11
Network Engineer at a government with 11-50 employees
Multi contexts would be nice to have to separate different tenants logically and securely.
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SeniorNe0813
Senior Network Design Engineer at Kent State University
Our only complaint is about the licensing because it can always be a little more cost-effective.
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NetworkE2c48
Network Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
With some of the products we had before, we had a little more downtime than we would like.
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LeaderOf432e
Leader of Network Engineering at MVP Health Care
There are limitations on some of the lower level 9K solutions where you can't do the same things that you would normally be able to do, like for instance the number of static maps that you can configure on it.
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Andy Deshmukh
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
It would be great if they could make the interface a little more user-friendly, but not trade power off for simplicity.
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Consulta4de9
Consultant at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
There's a couple of really bad incidents lately. Probably luck of the draw.
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Ctio21c2
CTIO at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The only thing to improve is to continue to get better.
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