Anonymous UserNetwork Engineer at a comms service provider
Karthikeyan KrishnanNetwork Engineer at Applied Materials
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the Linux shell, which is useful for troubleshooting or capturing traffic."
"What we like most is its performance to price ratio."
"It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use."
"The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now."
"The solution is very stable."
"It is very stable. It has good hardware and very stable code. It provides good value for its price. They are a very lean type of organization, so they are very responsive, and they're able to focus more on their platform versus having multiple products out there."
"It is a scalable, reliable, stable and efficient solution."
"A very solid and reliable solution."
"Cisco Nexus is very safe and stable. I've been here 8 months. We have some devices that have been out for 11 years."
"This solution provides all of the routing and searching features that we need."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is its speed."
"The consolidation of all of the layer two ports into one rack is very valuable."
"This solution has allowed us to better prepare our network for 10-gigabit."
"This solution has saved us both time and money because we now have the ability to control all of these telephony devices that are deployed nationwide."
"The CVP management platform needs to be improved."
"The intent-based networking management, together with the provider of these solutions that are already free, would be beneficial."
"The solution needs to accommodate new features."
"The solution needs to improve their product range."
"Its price can be better."
"The GUI interface could be improved to make it more user friendly."
"The only thing to improve is to continue to get better."
"Cisco Nexus is just a platform. You just set it up, give it an IP, and then start configuring it. But there are a million features to configure."
"Some of the DHCP features need improvement."
"I would like to see a lighter platform."
"I would like to see more on-device programmability, as it seems to be lacking in this platform."
"My only complaint is that not all of the ports on it are enabled from the start."
"There is always room for improvement."
"Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch."
"It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco."
"Costs more than most, but the reliability pays for the difference."
"The price of this solution is good when compared to others in the market."
"Our licensing fees are approximately $2,000 USD per year."
"Every Cisco product is more expensive than competitors on the market, which is just a fact, but from my perspective, it is worth it."
"All of our costs including subscription, licensing, and support services are bundled together, and the cost is approximately $100,000 USD per year."
"This is a very expensive product."
"The license for Cisco Nexus is one year to three years, in this case for the SMARTnet. It is a price per unit, in terms of this specific appliance."
"Our licensing costs for this solution are approximately $200 USD per month."
Arista Networks Platform is ranked 3rd in Data Center Networking with 6 reviews while Cisco Nexus is ranked 2nd in Data Center Networking with 79 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.4, while Cisco Nexus is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Arista Networks Platform writes "Linux shell helpful for troubleshooting and capturing traffic, but the documentation needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "A high-performance switch that is designed for lossless data and our customers are happy with". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Mellanox Switches, Aruba Switches and Cisco Ethernet Switches, whereas Cisco Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Juniper QFabric, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Extreme VDX and VMware NSX. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. Cisco Nexus report.
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