Compare Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Ethernet Switches

Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 14 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches writes "Dependable switch solution that is as good as the best-known products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "A versatile solution with stacking capability". Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Juniper Ethernet Switches, whereas Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access.
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Pros
The solution has a very good web interface. It makes it easy to manage everything.This is a dependable switch which will help you sleep at night.

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The layer-2 switching is very fast.The hardware is rugged. We use it for the basic configuration.The solution is compatible with many brands, such as VMware.The command-line interface is easy to use.The quality, like all Cisco solutions, is very high. The fact that it's Cisco is one of the reasons we chose to use it.One valuable feature is that you can string a number of switches together, and the fact that there are various methods to connect them, such as by stacking.The queue functionality is the solution's most valuable feature, specifically because we are delivering a lot of Layer 2 services. Layer 2 protocol tunnels work well on Cisco switches.This is a great solution for network switching and security.

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Cons
There needs to be better integration with the interface.The product would be better if it were completely compatible with other switching products.

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I would like to see this solution automatically store multiple versions of the configuration file.We've had hardware problems like SSDs, ports, networking, things like that.The price could be lower. It's quite expensive.The licensing needs to be improved.Cisco has a licensing procedure that is very complicated and it changes every six months.Switches should be made stackable, even if they are not of the same model.The solution needs to work on lowering the amount of bugs. We find them quite regularly.Technical support for integrations with other network products is insufficient and should be improved.

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This is an expensive solution, but you are paying for stability.The price of this solution is good.Pricing for this product is high but the cost is worth it if you can afford it.Not inexpensive. Price will vary widely depending on the chosen product and size of the deployment.The pricing is reasonable, and for small business it is acceptable.

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12th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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9.0
1st
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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18,118
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15,677
Reviews
14
Average Words per Review
576
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Overview

The Alcatel Lucent ethernet switches are fully managed and run on the widely deployed & field-proven Alcatel-Lucent operating system offering high security, reliability, performance and easy management. These switches are designed to operate in extended temperatures, offer higher EMI/EMC tolerance and surge protection.

Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.
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Sample Customers
Bayonette, California State University (CSU), Centre Hospitalier Carcassonne, Centro Universitšrio de Brasilia (UniCEUB), China Tianchen Engineering Corporation Co. LTD, Citta Della Speranza, City of Frankfurt, City of Ogden, City of Vila Franca de XiraLinz AG
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University18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Software R&D Company12%
Healthcare Company6%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Software R&D Company14%
Media Company7%
Government7%
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