Ermal GaloInformation Security Officer at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The initial setup was really straightforward and easy."
"The technical support is good."
"There's a zone for each server and services in the storage."
"It has good integration with HPE Primera. They have smart zoning in which the administration is very easy. You don't have to do anything. Zoning and other things are done automatically if you just enable the smart zoning. That's one very good thing in HP."
"I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches."
"This solution is stable it runs without any interruptions."
"The stability of the program is excellent."
"The most important feature related to this solution is that most of the time, it covers all of what we need for our projects."
"it's a stable solution. We have not experienced any bugs or issues. Many data centers and enterprise data centers prefer Cisco to any other product because they are very stable."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the support."
"The most valuable feature of Cisco routers is that they are robust."
"The pricing of the solution is very good. It works well within our network."
"The most valuable feature is the dynamic routing."
"There are some performance issues."
"No graphical interface."
"It should be simpler. There are still some things that can be simpler in the Brocade switches."
"These switches are no longer supported."
"Scalability-wise, this solution is not designed for small businesses."
"In the next release I would really love to see a list option."
"In the future, I would like to see more focus on software-defined networking solutions."
"The drawbacks come from support. The tools are rare, but to find someone knowledgeable with Cisco, is a problem."
"The pricing for this solution needs to be improved."
"Having the option for a web-based interface would be an improvement over being forced to use the CLI."
"If possible, we'd like to see support in our country, but it will be difficult as we are located in Iran."
"The installation could be simplified."
"It's an affordable price for small companies using on-premises networks where cloud services are too expensive for them."
"If you look at the product portfolio from Cisco, it's quite expensive."
"The price of this solution is high, but it depends on the number of units that you want to order."
"I think that pricing should be more competitive. While the Cisco product is good, the pricing is not competitive. People will end up going with other cheaper solutions such as Arista."
"Cisco switches are a little expensive when it comes to the price."
"The price of Linksys products is pretty reasonable."
"The licensing cost is not bad and is actually very competitive within the product category."
"Pricing should be more competitive. There are other switches that are cheaper."
Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 14th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews while Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 25 reviews. Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Brocade Ethernet Switches writes "Secure access to storage data; lacks a graphical interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches writes "Easy-to-use, with great product support, this versatile, mature product is a multi-faceted solution". Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, whereas Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Aruba Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches report.
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