Kamlesh RidhorkarSr. Solution Architect at a tech vendor
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"People like to use the dashboards to get an overview of their network."
"It is simple to manage and it is all done from a single dashboard."
"The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers."
"I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature."
"The solution has the capability to scale."
"Its configuration and deployment are the most valuable."
"The support organization behind this product is extremely professional."
"What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything."
"There is a limitation with the number of VRFs that you can have in your network, and this has caused us problems with some customers."
"The network, data center, and SD-WAN are all being treated as different services, but I would like to have only one solution to manage all of them."
"DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it."
"The task failure reporting or provisioning failure reporting could be a little bit better in the UI, with more information given to the user."
"The solution can be quite pricey."
"They can improve just the onboarding process. More user information about the introduction to the product would be helpful. It would be good if they have a better user introduction to the new product because it is different than the prior version."
"Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful."
"Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on the cloud, and it has to be on-premises."
"Our licensing agreement is for three years."
"I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to bring the costs down."
"I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale."
"It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed."
"It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."
DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.
Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.
ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.
The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.
Cisco DNA Center is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 8.0, while ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Robust, zero-day configuration with wireless assurance and telemetry, with outstanding support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "A perfect solution that provides good performance and throughput and lets you do almost everything". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, VMware NSX and BMC TrueSight Network Automation, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Mist Access Points and Aruba Instant. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. ExtremeCloud IQ report.
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