Cisco Nexus Valuable Features

PreSales7bd0
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I like a lot about this solution. They are very high-performance switches and they are made for lossless data, so they're a good play in the customer environment. View full review »
ITManage41ee
IT Manager Network at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the ease of management. View full review »
Per Hougaard
Network Architect at Nvent
The most valuable feature of this solution is its stability. We don't have any problems with them, ever. It doesn't matter how much we hammer them or load stuff up on them, they never give us any trouble. I cannot say that for many other platforms that I operate, so I am really pleased with that aspect. The ability to troubleshoot on this model is very good, and far beyond what you get on a different model. We have had some weird issues in our data center, and this has helped us in that regard. Sometimes you need a tech to help you with it because it's a little too complex, but at least you can see the data. I wish I could say that about, pretty much, anything else I have. View full review »
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NetworkE9b11
Network Engineer at a government with 11-50 employees
The most valuable benefit of this solution is the ability to use all the different features like VX LAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) and PPC. We use the solutions in the data center and on the LAN side. For all intents and purposes, we were kind of hoping that the 9000s would take on the form of multiple contacts and VDCs (Virtual Device Contexts) like the 7000s have, but we haven't seen that capability come out yet. View full review »
SeniorNe0813
Senior Network Design Engineer at Kent State University
We leverage Cisco DCNM a lot, which allows us to automate. We're working toward allowing the server administrators to configure their own ports for their new servers that they're spinning up in the data center. View full review »
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. We need the redundancy options and diverse paths that are required. Also, some of the capacity that the Cisco Nexus has. View full review »
LeaderOf432e
Leader of Network Engineering at MVP Health Care
The biggest benefit to this solution is a high port density with high bandwidth. A big strength is the high bandwidth backplane, line rate speeds, and switching and routing packets. View full review »
Andy Deshmukh
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the integration with the virtual switches of our UCS platform. It provides a lot of visibility from the ACI console. 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. View full review »
Consulta4de9
Consultant at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
We value the combination of performance and experience with Legacy Cisco switching products, including Nexus. View full review »
Ctio21c2
CTIO at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
For the Nexus solution features that we use most are the VDCs (Virtual Device Contexts) which are the virtual domain, and VPC for trunking and aggregation. View full review »
SeniorNe798f
Senior Network Engineer at Northrop Grumman
Quality is really the most valuable feature. Being able to interconnect components between different clusters around the globe gives us the flexibility we need. That pretty much makes what we do possible. View full review »
SrManage17d3
Sr Manager of Network and Telephony at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are the flexibility of the blade infrastructure, as well as the FEX integration. View full review »
NGFW677
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of the 7700 series is probably that it lets you have multi-context, and also VPC setup, where you have two logical devices that are still separate in terms of management planes but have shared virtual port channels. View full review »
UnifiedCe19b
Unified Communications Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the flexibility that we have had, working with our network team to get voice implemented. View full review »
Ricardo Mancilla
Solutions Architect at ABS Technology
The most valuable feature of this solution is the capacity of the switches. One of the main advantages of going with the Nexus 9000 is that it can do advanced routing and segmentation with VLANs. View full review »
Khalid Mustafa
Service Validation Engineers at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are scalability and throughput. We are extending the VLAN to multiple data centers. View full review »
CIOdf97
CIO at Masriacard
The most valuable features of this solution are scalability and reliability. Scalability is important as the business moves forward. As the number of bank branches grows, the traffic grows. You need to rely on a solid Cisco product in the data center to support this. View full review »
Danish Rizvi
Senior Network Engineer at Halliburton Company
The most valuable feature is stability because in a data center you really need that. The consolidation of all of the layer two ports into one rack is very valuable. View full review »
ProductMf527
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are that it is easy to use, provides stability, easy to configure, low latency, and it provides communication to the data center. View full review »
NetworkEd74c
Network Engineer Principal
The flexibility, how accurately the VPCs operate as well as the redundancy built into it with the VPCs are the most valuable features. View full review »
NetworkEcce9
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is that it scales well. It supports a lot of servers. We don't have to come up with different designs for anything. That's the best part about it. View full review »
NetworkDd05b
Network Director at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its ability to grow into ACI. View full review »
NetworkA4cd8
Network Adminstrator at a government with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are that it is easy to manage and it is pretty stable. View full review »
NetworkEe9dd
Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of the Cisco Nexus solution is the default vPC functionality. We can do maintenance with it. We can do core channeling up to the switches and we can manage them as opposed to working on a stack. We don't have to bring the whole thing down and back up. We can reduce downtime. View full review »
Dan Newman
Principal Engineer 2 at Charter Communications, Inc.
The most valuable features of Cisco Nexus are the performance, flexibility, configuration, and cost. It's not a traditional pricing model from Cisco. They've offered our company a considerable reduction in price. That makes Cisco Nexus now very competitive with other vendors. View full review »
ITEnginea057
IT Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It provides a very flexible connection to a server. When you go into history and the VPC, it provides a very flexible connection from it. Once a server goes down I can handle it easily. So the network actually keeps quality even if onsite it is down. View full review »
SrNetwordef0
Sr Network Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are a Cisco shop. We have continuity with Cisco, which provides a very high-end solution. Converting into digital services, we're in a position to provide lifecycle management. View full review »
Kervin Aterrado
Network Engineer at Table Mountain
The most valuable feature of this solution is the power. View full review »
NetworkA401c
Network Admin at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Cisco Nexus has good overall reliability and configuration options. It is fairly straightforward to access the switching platforms. View full review »
Administ4e10
Administrator at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of the solution is network visibility. It touches all of the switches. It becomes the core switch. All of the devices connected to it route towards it and so we're able to see all of the devices. View full review »
Timothy Patrick
Senior Network Engineer at Advanced Drainage Systems
The most valuable feature is its flexibility. You can put different blades in it to give scalability, but it is older technology. View full review »
Roger Sherman
Network Engineer at American Honda Motor
The most valuable feature of Cisco Nexus is speed compared to what you would get from a Catalyst Series switch. View full review »
NetworkE1a81
Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the automation that we can do with it. View full review »
Matt Bright
Architect at CenturyLink
The most valuable feature is the flexibility that it has with the layer-two switching. Its speed, as well as the ability to expand it, are also very valuable. View full review »
NetworkE78dd
Network Engineer at SRPMIC
The most valuable feature of Cisco Nexus is modularity. It's like the Swiss Army knife of switches. It makes the switches. It can do everything if you have enough money. If you pay for all the features, you can do almost anything you want to do with it. View full review »
NetworkE88b3
Network Engineer at Google
The most valuable features are the access layer security, OpenConfig, and OpenFlow. View full review »
Cody Boelens
Network Administrator at St Ambrose University
We use Cisco Nexus as a switch that houses all of our fiber connections. View full review »
TechArch0f90
Tech Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Although it could be better, you can get the granularity depending on the amount of time that you drill into it. View full review »
Nate Cielieska
Network Engineer at solutions4networks
The most valuable feature of this solution is user configurability. View full review »
NetworkT7b7a
Network Technician at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the high performance. View full review »
Michael Ozorowsky
Network Engineer at Tampa General Hospital
VPC is the most valuable feature for us. View full review »
Roberto Castillo
Internetwork Solution Engineer at OPLK
The most valuable features are the high availability and the basic configurations that we can implement. View full review »
NetworkEf82e
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the capacity for the number of customers that we can get onto it. View full review »
Tyler Kongs
Network Engineer at Archer Daniels Midland
The most valuable feature is the Bluetooth console. View full review »
CTOb1a5
CTO at a tech services company
This is a very feature-rich solution, but the most valuable feature is flexibility. The interface is as user-friendly as you can make it. View full review »
SeniorVo338e
Senior Voice Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features of the solution are capacity and scalability. View full review »
Bala Panchanathan
Director at Wipro Technologies
The most valuable features for us are schedule management, analytics, and Assurance software. View full review »
NetworkA9d42
Network Analyst at a marketing services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its ease of use. I do have some issues finding the correct commands, at times, but I am familiar with the command line interface. View full review »
Charles Lacasse
Network Analyst at Govt of Canada
The most valuable feature is the ease of management for network administration. View full review »
InfoTech2e8b
InfoTech Specialist at California Department of Corrections
The most valuable feature is its reliability. View full review »
Wendy Guest
Network Analyst at Marion County
The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate with other Cisco security products. View full review »
Todd Neiert
Network Services Manager at Allen Systems Group
The most valuable feature of this solution is the durability. View full review »
Scott Black
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature for us is its speed capacity. View full review »
SrNetwor9862
Sr Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol). View full review »
NetworkSe124
Network Security Administration at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its stability. View full review »
ITDirect96f6
IT Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are the great performance, high availability and easy administration. View full review »
ManagerOedd5
Manager of Network Engineering at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is that it is high-density, ten-gig. View full review »
Zaki Shah
Sr. Data Center Network Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It's easy to use. View full review »
Infrastr6916
Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability. View full review »
NetworkE492f
Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature for us is the VRF (Virtual Routing and Forwarding) support. We are using it in the aggregation layer. View full review »
NetworkE1898
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its speed. View full review »
Security6161
Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the hardware engine itself. View full review »
Principld494
Principle Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is a powerful device and I can get good bandwidth. View full review »
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