Compare Avaya Nortel Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches

Avaya Nortel Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Data Center Networking Equipment while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in Data Center Networking Equipment with 23 reviews. Avaya Nortel Ethernet Switches is rated 0, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "Provides cost-effective posture assessment, captive portal, and a policy-driven network". Avaya Nortel Ethernet Switches is most compared with Brocade VDX, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Dell PowerConnect Switches, Cisco Nexus and Arista Networks Platform.
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Try to buy everything you need in bulk purchases and ask Cisco for volume discounts.It's very pricey. Compared to competitors, it's a lot more expensive.The price is on the higher side.Pricing of Cisco equipment is high, but I think these switches are worth the price.I would rate the features-to-pricing ratio at six out of 10. My advice about licensing is that you should have a perpetual license, not one that is subscription-based.Catalyst is very expensive.Pricing is an issue I have been facing, in comparison with HPE or Juniper. The Nexus series is out of the question right now. Scalability is more an issue on the pricing side and less on the technology side.Generally, Cisco Catalyst would be relatively expensive compared to the competition, it would be on the expensive side.

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Nortel Ethernet SwitchesCisco Catalyst, Catalyst
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Overview
Ethernet Switch portfolio provides complete coverage, from basic branch office deployments to high-performance wiring closet, data center aggregation, and network core applications. Switches can be deployed individually or in combinations for highly reliable solutions that simplify service delivery and maximize application availability. Ethernet Switch products include: Ethernet Routing Switch 3000 Series, Ethernet Routing Switch 4000 Series, Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Series, Virtual Services Platform 4000 Series, Virtual Services Platform 7200 Series, Virtual Services Platform 8000 Series, Virtual Services Platform 8600 Series and Virtual Services Platform 9000 Series.Web-based CRM that manages events, sales, marketing campaigns & contacts, offers customer history, case management, email integration.
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Financial Services Firm17%
University17%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company17%
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Comms Service Provider21%
Software R&D Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Construction Company13%
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