Compare Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches

Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 2nd in Ethernet Switches with 7 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.8, while Mellanox Switches is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Provides stable security and configurable VLAN management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mellanox Switches writes "Open Source LAN Solution that needs to be more user-friendly with better training documentation". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform and Juniper Ethernet Switches.
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This is a great solution for network switching and security.A stable product that is absolutely dependable.The technical support is good and they respond quickly. I haven't had any problems.The most valuable feature is the complete functionality, but the most important thing is support.For me, the initial setup was easy and straightforward, but for some of our customers who are not as familiar with networking, it can be complicated.Good and stable operational experience with nearly no loss of hardware and very few software bugs.DNA Center is very interesting in automating the setup and monitoring as with each occurrence it gets easier to troubleshoot and provides an impression about what could be the problem.

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The most valuable features of this solution are its functionality.

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Technical support for integrations with other network products is insufficient and should be improved.The product could improve in the area of simulated switches.This may be something that they are already working on, but it would be an improvement if they could add a layer of security to layer two and layer three to protect the server and to protect the data.Pricing could be lower.The dashboard needs some minor improvements.Location of customers to connect clients to the servers and transport the data and VoIP in parallel with QoS and NBAR with 802.1X.

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If you compare this solution with Cisco, utilization in Cisco is more popular and it is more friendly.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Pricing for this product is high but the cost is worth it if you can afford it.Not inexpensive. Price will vary widely depending on the chosen product and size of the deployment.The pricing is reasonable, and for small business it is acceptable.

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It's an open-source solution.

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Cisco Industrial Ethernet SwitchesMellanox SN2700
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Overview
Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.

The Mellanox Open Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of Top-of-Rack (TOR) switches that range from 12 to 128 ports, with Ethernet data rates of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE per port. These switches allow the building of cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics, from a few nodes to tens-of-thousands of nodes.

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Linz AGCNPC, Korea Consumer Agency, Nutanix, Roxo Systems, StorPool, Atlantic.Net, INFN, StarWind, NYSE Technologies, Creative Consultants, ENKI
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Software R&D Company15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
Non Profit8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider21%
Software R&D Company17%
Government9%
Healthcare Company8%
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