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"We are able to customize this solution based on the customer's requirements.""This is a dependable switch which will help you sleep at night.""Enables direct access to clusters.""The fibre ports that are 10 Gb capacity helped with the travel of a lot of regular as well as video data. Fibre can handle a lot more virtual data than copper twisted-pair, so we got a lot more data and a lot more traffic signals back through the fibre ports, faster, than with copper.""The solution has a very good web interface. It makes it easy to manage everything."

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"I have found the solution to have good scalability. Cisco is the pioneers on switching technology, they are very good.""The brand name and the service support by Cisco are most valuable.""What we love about the Cisco switches is that they are very reliable. You can deploy them and go to sleep, and you can be sure that nothing is going to go wrong. Our initial equipment was installed by a Chinese manufacturer named Fiberhome a couple of years ago. Their switches were called S engines. They worked, but some days, you just wake up, and the switch has popped up. It was a lot of crisis. Therefore, we are in the process of trying to take out all their switches and replace them with Cisco switches. We are getting good results in terms of reliability and even technical support.""It's all-encompassing and can help you in all these different areas. If people realize that they want something that's going to work, that's pretty foolproof, then Cisco's always worth the investment.""I like that it's easy to use.""The most valuable features of this solution are the auto-complete functionality and the end-to-end functionalities such as routing with the channel.""The stability is 100%.""The most valuable features are network monitoring and management."

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"technical support response time is sometimes very slow.""The product would be better if it were completely compatible with other switching products.""There needs to be better integration with the interface.""In future versions, I would like to see improvements in networking speed.""I could see them possibly creating a more intuitive software. It's very user-friendly, but there are some things that aren't very intuitive when programming the switches."

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"The price could be improved by being reduced.""Cisco products are expensive compared to any other solution. Now, there are many competitors that give the same level of services - such as Juniper or Aruba.""Cisco could definitely work on delivering improved pricing to its customers.""It would be good for Cisco to provide certification to our engineers for our IT infrastructure. Basically to train and certify our engineers.""The cost is very prohibitive both for us as well as other organizations. It's very expensive to buy Cisco switches. Among our colleagues, we find that we're not alone in thinking it's too high. Everyone's complaining about this.""If Cisco Ethernet Switches can work both on-prem and in the cloud, it would be an advantage.""In terms of features, all features are there. I can't find anything new that needs to be added. Its price, however, is a bit higher than other brands and can be improved.""The enterprise-level switches should have a simpler deployment. They should make it possible for lower-skilled workers to be able to deploy the product."

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"The pricing is reasonable compared to Aruba and HPE."

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"It is very expensive.""The cost of this solution is expensive.""It is an expensive product.""We are happy with the pricing from Cisco.""The last time I bought a 24-port switch, which was a while ago, I paid about five or six thousand Euros. In this part of the world, that's quite expensive for us.""In addition to the fees being high, you pay for support which is also on the higher side.""There is a license required for this solution and the price could be better.""It's a little expensive."

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Alcatel Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches, Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches, OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches
Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
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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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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 Xira
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Government5%
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Computer Software Company8%
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Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is ranked 14th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews while Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 50 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is rated 8.8, while Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches writes "Management of the edge solution is very user-friendly, and with with all the ports being used the switches worked fine". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Juniper Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Ethernet Switches report.

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