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"Try to buy everything you need in bulk purchases and ask Cisco for volume discounts.""The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support.""The cost of a license before COVID and before the lockdown was approximately three lakh 70,000 in Indian Rupees. After this COVID situation, the cost has gone down to two lakh 46,000 rupees.""Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000.""The solution is probably the most expensive, but users who want the best need to pay the premium.""Cisco products are not that cheap.""Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available.""I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance."

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Top Answer: Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing functions but there are many different models within the same 2960 line, and on the… more »
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Overview
Brocade VCS fabric technology helps organization create efficient data center networks that just works. Ethernet fabric built using Brocade VCS fabric technology provides unmatched automation, scalability, efficiency, and VM awareness compared to traditional network architecture and competitive fabric offerings. VCS helps eliminate many of the limitations of traditional Ethernet networks in the data center.
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Sample Customers
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, PayPerCloud, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor Arena
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University15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise43%
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Brocade VCS is ranked 7th in Data Center Networking while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 1st in Data Center Networking with 56 reviews. Brocade VCS is rated 0.0, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "This gives us control of our throughput traffic but it comes with mandatory options that increase cost". Brocade VCS is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco FabricPath, HPE ProCurve and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Cisco Nexus, Arista Networks Platform, Dell PowerConnect Switches and QSC Q-SYS NS Series.

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