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"I thought that it would be less expensive.""We use a local distributor for support, which is very expensive.""The price of the product is reasonable.""The Nexus 9000 is very competitively priced.""The problem with Cisco, from what I see, is that their costs are much higher.""Licensing is annual or every three years. We were one of the big customers, and we used to get good prices, but the cost of the support can be improved.""The solution is expensive.""We have a virtual license."

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Ranking
7th
Views
315
Comparisons
280
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Rating
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Views
5,265
Comparisons
3,569
Reviews
16
Average Words per Review
392
Rating
8.4
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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.
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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Sample Customers
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, PayPerCloud, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
Advanced 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
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider25%
Manufacturing Company9%
Government9%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government12%
Healthcare Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise76%
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Brocade VCS is ranked 7th in Data Center Networking while Cisco Nexus is ranked 2nd in Data Center Networking with 18 reviews. Brocade VCS is rated 0.0, while Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". Brocade VCS is most compared with Cisco FabricPath, HPE ProCurve and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches, whereas Cisco Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper QFabric, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches.

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