Compare Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Ethernet Switches

Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 14 reviews. Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 9.0, while Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Brocade Ethernet Switches writes "It has all the features I need and it is stable and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "A versatile solution with stacking capability". Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, whereas Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Ethernet Switches report.
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Pros
The technical support is good.The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.

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The layer-2 switching is very fast.The hardware is rugged. We use it for the basic configuration.The solution is compatible with many brands, such as VMware.The command-line interface is easy to use.The quality, like all Cisco solutions, is very high. The fact that it's Cisco is one of the reasons we chose to use it.One valuable feature is that you can string a number of switches together, and the fact that there are various methods to connect them, such as by stacking.The queue functionality is the solution's most valuable feature, specifically because we are delivering a lot of Layer 2 services. Layer 2 protocol tunnels work well on Cisco switches.This is a great solution for network switching and security.

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Cons
There are some performance issues.

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I would like to see this solution automatically store multiple versions of the configuration file.We've had hardware problems like SSDs, ports, networking, things like that.The price could be lower. It's quite expensive.The licensing needs to be improved.Cisco has a licensing procedure that is very complicated and it changes every six months.Switches should be made stackable, even if they are not of the same model.The solution needs to work on lowering the amount of bugs. We find them quite regularly.Technical support for integrations with other network products is insufficient and should be improved.

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This is an expensive solution, but you are paying for stability.The price of this solution is good.Pricing for this product is high but the cost is worth it if you can afford it.Not inexpensive. Price will vary widely depending on the chosen product and size of the deployment.The pricing is reasonable, and for small business it is acceptable.

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Ranking
11th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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2,647
Comparisons
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Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
267
Avg. Rating
9.0
1st
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
Views
18,139
Comparisons
15,709
Reviews
14
Average Words per Review
576
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
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Overview
From the world's first Ethernet fabric technology, to an open controller that eliminates vendor lock-in, to a switch stack that you can distribute throughout your campus, Brocade Ethernet Switches give you choices. Whether that means functionality, vendors, or even locations beyond the wiring closet, every option is secure, economical, and easily manageable. Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.
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Sample Customers
Ajubeo, Akquinet AG, Big Data Analytics Provider Boligkontoret Danmark Bristol is Open, CDE Lightband, Cicero School District 99, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency, City of Chattanooga, Cloudscale.shLinz AG
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REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider19%
University13%
Software R&D Company13%
Non Profit6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Software R&D Company15%
Media Company8%
Government8%
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