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"The most valuable feature is the ease of configuration.""These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure."

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"The initial setup is pretty easy.""I like the fact that they are a well-supported product.""Cisco Nexus meets all of our requirements.""Cisco is refining the features all the time and you can see this in all the different vendors.""The most valuable feature is performance.""It's easy to use, and the performance is great.""From a data center implementation, with respect to competition from your data, there isn't really a product recovery for the different tests other than Cisco Nexus. For example, if you take Multi-tenancy for the data center, it's something which, I think, only Cisco has. There are some implementation from HP, but I think it's limited there.""Its easy management is most valuable. It is easy to use, easy to manage, stable, and very reliable."

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"There is no OEM support in India so RMAs need to be sent to France, which takes a long time if the hardware is faulty."

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"The licensing is very complicated. They should work to simplify it.""I am looking for a GUI that goes alongside them and more SD-WAN built to their core switches.""I feel that this solution should be more flexible and scalable.""They could improve on having different technologies between product models.""There is an ongoing problem with the limitation of the TCAM table, which is that it doesn't have enough memory to allow you to be really granular with your policy.""The price could be better.""One of the biggest challenges, which I see is that there's a constant evolution in the product. For example, our configuration is based on what is known as traditional data center implementation. Today there is the ACI deployment and to implement, to migrate from one technology to another, that's challenging both from a configuration perspective and also from a cost perspective.""The cost of the support can be improved. We had critical operations, and we needed 24/7 support for 365 days, which was quite expensive. We had to go for a very costly support contract, which was really a concern. The availability of spare parts, especially in a remote location such as Egypt, can also be improved."

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"The price is okay. It's comparable to similar switches."

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"I thought that it would be less expensive.""We use a local distributor for support, which is very expensive.""The price of the product is reasonable.""The Nexus 9000 is very competitively priced.""The problem with Cisco, from what I see, is that their costs are much higher.""Licensing is annual or every three years. We were one of the big customers, and we used to get good prices, but the cost of the support can be improved.""The solution is expensive.""We have a virtual license."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure.
Top Answer: I can't think of anything that needs to be improved.
Top Answer: These are our core switches; we use them for networking. Within our organization, there are roughly 30 people using these switches. All maintenance is handled by two staff members.
Top Answer: The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.
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The Cisco Nexus family of switches is designed to meet the stringent requirements of the next-generation data center. Not simply bigger or faster, these switches offer the following characteristics: infrastructure that can be scaled cost-effectively and that helps you increase energy, budget, and resource efficiency, transport that can navigate the transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet and unified fabric and can also handle architectural changes such as virtualization, Web 2.0 applications, and cloud computing and operational continuity to meet your need for an environment where system availability is assumed and maintenance windows are rare if not totally extinct.
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Sample Customers
Advocate Health Care, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Azienda Ospedaliera della Provincia di Lodi, Centre Hospitalier Carcassonne, Certis Cisco Security, China Tianchen Engineering Corporation Co. LTD, City of Frankfurt, Dongseo University
Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Healthcare Company12%
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise76%
Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is ranked 11th in LAN Switching with 2 reviews while Cisco Nexus is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 18 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is rated 8.6, while Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches writes "Easy to configure and the security features are good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches and HPE ProCurve, whereas Cisco Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper QFabric, Dell PowerConnect Switches and ExtremeSwitching. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus report.

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