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"We have a three-year subscription for our licensing fees.""We have three hundred to four hundred data centers of Nexus. So the coverage associated with Smart Net is 27 by 4, is basically what we spend each year. If the incentives get better, which I know they're working on, it would be great but right now we're buying year to year.""Our licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100K a year for the switching part.""It's around $160K a year for our license.""This solution should be made more affordable.""Our licensing fees are paid annually.""We only have a yearly support contract, as we do not use any of the subscription-based functions at this time.""The licensing fees for this solution are approximately $800,000 USD annually."

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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.The Cisco Nexus family of switches is designed to meet the stringent requirements of the next-generation data center. Not simply bigger or faster, these switches offer the following characteristics: infrastructure that can be scaled cost-effectively and that helps you increase energy, budget, and resource efficiency, transport that can navigate the transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet and unified fabric and can also handle architectural changes such as virtualization, Web 2.0 applications, and cloud computing and operational continuity to meet your need for an environment where system availability is assumed and maintenance windows are rare if not totally extinct.
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Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, PayPerCloud, CDE Lightband, MaximumASPAdvanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
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Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company28%
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Brocade VCS is ranked 6th in Data Center Networking while Cisco Nexus is ranked 1st in Data Center Networking with 68 reviews. Brocade VCS is rated 0.0, while Cisco Nexus is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "A high-performance switch that is designed for lossless data and our customers are happy with". Brocade VCS is most compared with Cisco FabricPath and HPE ProCurve, whereas Cisco Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper QFabric, Extreme VDX and VMware NSX.

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