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The solution is probably the most expensive, but users who want the best need to pay the premium.Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000.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.The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support.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.

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Top Answer: The biggest advantage of having this solution is that it is easy to find engineers, and they are cheaper than hiring HP engineers.
Top Answer: The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support.
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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.Web-based CRM that manages events, sales, marketing campaigns & contacts, offers customer history, case management, email integration.
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Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, PayPerCloud, CDE Lightband, MaximumASPAfni, 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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Comms Service Provider16%
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Government11%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company17%
Government9%
Construction Company6%
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Brocade VCS is ranked 6th in Data Center Networking while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in Data Center Networking with 18 reviews. Brocade VCS is rated 0.0, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.4. 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 FabricPath, Cisco Nexus and HPE ProCurve, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Arista Networks Platform, Dell PowerConnect Switches, HPE ProCurve and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches.

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