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Pros
"The CloudVision Portal allows us to centrally manage all of our Arista products.""QoS is the most valuable feature because our clients work with VOIP and Critical applications."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is managed switching.""They don't ever fail and they have a long service life.""The biggest advantage of having this solution is that it is easy to find engineers, and they are cheaper than hiring HP engineers.""The most valuable feature is the ease of configuring a switch.""In terms of technology, Cisco is the leader in everything. I'd rather buy a second-hand Cisco switch than a brand new switch from a competitor. They're that reliable and resilient.""We have dealt with Cisco's technical support in the past. They were especially helpful and very polite. They are always there if we need them and their insights are always excellent. I would say that we have been satisfied with the level of support we've gotten so far.""They have a robust monitoring system.""A very expandable solution."

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Cons
"I would like to see a version available with eight or sixteen ports.""One of the issues that we have been faced with here in Brazil is that we don't have any list times for delivery."

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"Cisco should provide customers with a more advantageous licensing model included with the purchase of the equipment.""The price is high and it should be improved.""I would like to see better compatibility between Cisco and other vendors.""Reducing the price would be an improvement.""Out of the competition, Cisco switches are easily the most expensive.""The user interface needs improvement. Meraki has a much nicer UI. Cisco could learn a lot by looking at them. It might make them a bit more user friendly.""The biggest issue we are having is with bugs and memory loss, which occurs when developing the IOS.""The switches could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The only licensing costs are for CloudVision, although the upfront price of the device is not cheap.""The price is not that good, but our clients value the solution despite the price."

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"Try to buy everything you need in bulk purchases and ask Cisco for volume discounts.""The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support.""The cost of a license before COVID and before the lockdown was approximately three lakh 70,000 in Indian Rupees. After this COVID situation, the cost has gone down to two lakh 46,000 rupees.""Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000.""The solution is probably the most expensive, but users who want the best need to pay the premium.""Cisco products are not that cheap.""Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available.""I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: QoS is the most valuable feature because our clients work with VOIP and Critical applications.
Top Answer: The price is not that good, but our clients value the solution despite the price.
Top Answer: One of the issues that we have been faced with here in Brazil is that we don't have any list times for delivery. I am not aware of this is valid in other regions, or if it is only here in Brazil.
Top Answer: Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing functions but there are many different models within the same 2960 line, and on the… more »
Top Answer: There is a license required for the use of this solution and we pay annually.
Ranking
9th
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
9.0
2nd
out of 15 in LAN Switching
Views
7,477
Comparisons
5,902
Reviews
55
Average Words per Review
438
Rating
8.6
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Also Known As
Cisco Catalyst, Catalyst
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Overview
Arista Campus LAN Switches are the perfect network solution for your most demanding workloads.With native support for VMware Virtualization and hundreds of Linux applications integrated into hardware platforms designed to meet the stringent power and cooling requirements of today's most demanding data centers, Arista delivers the most efficient and best performing 10Gb Ethernet platforms.
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Sample Customers
University of Winchester, AWE, picturemaxx, Medical Mutual, Leonix, CloudEra, National Physical Laboratory, Tri-State G&T, AIS, Morph, SingTel, SDSC, BBC
Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor Arena
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company21%
Insurance Company12%
Media Company9%
REVIEWERS
University15%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise45%
Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Arista Campus LAN Switches is ranked 9th in LAN Switching with 2 reviews while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 59 reviews. Arista Campus LAN Switches is rated 9.0, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Arista Campus LAN Switches writes "Stable, has a lot of uplink interfaces, and several can be centralized managed through a single portal". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "This gives us control of our throughput traffic but it comes with mandatory options that increase cost". Arista Campus LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco FabricPath, HPE ProCurve, Juniper QFabric and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Cisco Nexus, Arista Networks Platform, Dell PowerConnect Switches and ExtremeSwitching. See our Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches report.

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