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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 is the ability to migrate VMs between data centers.""The technical support we get from Cisco is excellent. It's the best in the industry. We're more than satisfied with the level of service they provide.""It's a reliable product and you know that it will work in the enterprise environment.""The fact that the solution is on the cloud is its most valuable aspect. If you are on the cloud, you can manage your network from anywhere, any place. It's very good.""The best features of Cisco FabricPath is performance and reliability.""The technical assistance is good.""The most valuable features are the security, web control, and traffic control.""Cisco is the market leader in this space and it is a product that I recommend."

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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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"I would like to see better interoperability with other IT solutions.""The pricing could be adjusted to make it easier to sell to clients.""Improvements could be made on specific technical issues such as implementation.""The solution should offer better reporting.""Lack of security features for which we need to use another solution.""I would like one management console to control the network.""The management features are in need of improvement."

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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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"The pricing for this product is good."

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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: Cisco is the market leader in this space and it is a product that I recommend.
Top Answer: The management features are in need of improvement.
Ranking
9th
out of 15 in LAN Switching
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
9.0
6th
out of 15 in LAN Switching
Views
754
Comparisons
600
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7
Average Words per Review
373
Rating
8.1
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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.
Cisco FabricPath is a Cisco NX-OS software innovation combining the plug-and-play simplicity of Ethernet with the reliability and scalability of Layer 3 routing. Using FabricPath, you can build highly scalable Layer 2 multipath networks without the Spanning Tree Protocol. Such networks are particularly suitable for large virtualization deployments, private clouds, and high-performance computing (HPC) environments. The benefits of Cisco FabricPath include: Minimal commands per switch ease configuration and operation, Autodiscovery simplifies addition of new links and switches, Provision additional network bandwidth without impacting network, Supports one-, two-, or three-tier architectures, VLAN extensibility across the data center.
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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
Bellevue, Calligaris, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Management Science Associates, Multi-Customer, Oediv, Roper St. Francis, SNAM
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company17%
Insurance Company14%
Media Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco FabricPath and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Arista Campus LAN Switches is ranked 9th in LAN Switching with 2 reviews while Cisco FabricPath is ranked 6th in LAN Switching with 8 reviews. Arista Campus LAN Switches is rated 9.0, while Cisco FabricPath is rated 8.2. 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 FabricPath writes "Has the ability to link simultaneously without user restrictions, good stability and good documentation". Arista Campus LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, HPE ProCurve, Juniper QFabric and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches, whereas Cisco FabricPath is most compared with Juniper QFabric, Brocade VCS, Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches and HPE ProCurve. See our Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco FabricPath report.

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