Chinthaka KannangaraNetwork System Engineer at VSIS
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the ability to migrate VMs between data centers."
"The technical support we get from Cisco is excellent. It's the best in the industry. We're more than satisfied with the level of service they provide."
"It's a reliable product and you know that it will work in the enterprise environment."
"The fact that the solution is on the cloud is its most valuable aspect. If you are on the cloud, you can manage your network from anywhere, any place. It's very good."
"The best features of Cisco FabricPath is performance and reliability."
"The technical assistance is good."
"The most valuable features are the security, web control, and traffic control."
"Cisco is the market leader in this space and it is a product that I recommend."
"The 40 gig backbone InterConneX was valuable for our use case. It is even faster now. QFabric has spine-leaf technology or topology, which basically makes every single hop only one hop away in terms of connecting from one device to another. It is a pretty good and robust solution. It works pretty well in terms of scalability, and their technical support is amazing."
"I would like to see better interoperability with other IT solutions."
"The pricing could be adjusted to make it easier to sell to clients."
"Improvements could be made on specific technical issues such as implementation."
"The solution should offer better reporting."
"Lack of security features for which we need to use another solution."
"I would like one management console to control the network."
"The management features are in need of improvement."
"They are working on the virtualization of the actual fabric layer. They are moving away from the original spine-leaf design to a different infrastructure. Instead of having three tiers, which was the director of the interconnected nodes, they cut them back, and they still have that kind of structure."
Cisco FabricPath is ranked 6th in LAN Switching with 8 reviews while Juniper QFabric is ranked 8th in LAN Switching with 1 review. Cisco FabricPath is rated 8.2, while Juniper QFabric is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco FabricPath writes "Has the ability to link simultaneously without user restrictions, good stability and good documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper QFabric writes "A robust and scalable solution with amazing technical support and a special setup that can detect what is connected". Cisco FabricPath is most compared with Arista Campus LAN Switches, Brocade VCS, Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches and HPE ProCurve, whereas Juniper QFabric is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Arista Campus LAN Switches.
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