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7th
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out of 15 in LAN Switching
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754
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600
Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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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.
Cisco FabricPath is a Cisco NX-OS software innovation combining the plug-and-play simplicity of Ethernet with the reliability and scalability of Layer 3 routing. Using FabricPath, you can build highly scalable Layer 2 multipath networks without the Spanning Tree Protocol. Such networks are particularly suitable for large virtualization deployments, private clouds, and high-performance computing (HPC) environments. The benefits of Cisco FabricPath include: Minimal commands per switch ease configuration and operation, Autodiscovery simplifies addition of new links and switches, Provision additional network bandwidth without impacting network, Supports one-, two-, or three-tier architectures, VLAN extensibility across the data center.
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Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, PayPerCloud, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
Bellevue, Calligaris, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Management Science Associates, Multi-Customer, Oediv, Roper St. Francis, SNAM
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Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise38%
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Brocade VCS is ranked 7th in Data Center Networking while Cisco FabricPath is ranked 6th in LAN Switching with 8 reviews. Brocade VCS is rated 0.0, while Cisco FabricPath is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco FabricPath writes "Has the ability to link simultaneously without user restrictions, good stability and good documentation". Brocade VCS is most compared with Cisco Nexus, HPE ProCurve and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches, whereas Cisco FabricPath is most compared with Juniper QFabric, Arista Campus LAN Switches, Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches and HPE ProCurve.

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