Compare Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. Dell PowerConnect Switches

Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 22 reviews while Dell PowerConnect Switches is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 1 review. Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6, while Dell PowerConnect Switches is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "Provides cost-effective posture assessment, captive portal, and a policy-driven network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerConnect Switches writes "Includes easy commands to turn everything off, but some firmware have a hard Telnet/SSH/web timeout that is really short". Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Dell PowerConnect Switches, Cisco Nexus and Arista Networks Platform, whereas Dell PowerConnect Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, HPE ProCurve and Cisco Nexus.
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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.I would rate the features-to-pricing ratio at six out of 10. My advice about licensing is that you should have a perpetual license, not one that is subscription-based.Catalyst is very expensive.Pricing is an issue I have been facing, in comparison with HPE or Juniper. The Nexus series is out of the question right now. Scalability is more an issue on the pricing side and less on the technology side.Generally, Cisco Catalyst would be relatively expensive compared to the competition, it would be on the expensive side.If you consider Cisco's price with the Dell, you will definitely lose with Cisco. But Cisco has a major area of equipment in general. Cisco has routers, firewalls, NAC, certain video conferencing, Apple phones, and different security solutions. But Dell doesn't have such areas, Dell only has switching architecture.

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3rd
out of 18 in LAN Switching
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8.6
4th
out of 18 in LAN Switching
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2,973
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1
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243
Avg. Rating
6.0
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Cisco Catalyst, CatalystPowerConnect Switches
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Overview
Web-based CRM that manages events, sales, marketing campaigns & contacts, offers customer history, case management, email integration.PowerConnect Switches family offers a set of flexible, manageable and comprehensive switch solutions supporting up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and optimized Internet iSCSI (iSCSI) performance with Dell Storage solutions, ideal for enterprise and campus LAN environments alike.
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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 ArenaAmerijet Holdings Inc., CGD Securities, MavenWire, Tulane University
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