Compare Cisco Nexus vs. Dell PowerConnect Switches

Cisco Nexus is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 68 reviews while Dell PowerConnect Switches is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 1 review. Cisco Nexus is rated 8.6, while Dell PowerConnect Switches is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "A high-performance switch that is designed for lossless data and our customers are happy with". 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 Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Arista Networks Platform and Juniper QFabric, whereas Dell PowerConnect Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, HPE ProCurve and Cisco Nexus.
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We have a three-year subscription for our licensing fees.We have three hundred to four hundred data centers of Nexus. So the coverage associated with Smart Net is 27 by 4, is basically what we spend each year. If the incentives get better, which I know they're working on, it would be great but right now we're buying year to year.Our licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100K a year for the switching part.It's around $160K a year for our license.This solution should be made more affordable.Our licensing fees are paid annually.We only have a yearly support contract, as we do not use any of the subscription-based functions at this time.The licensing fees for this solution are approximately $800,000 USD annually.

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2nd
out of 18 in LAN Switching
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4,097
Reviews
68
Average Words per Review
441
Avg. Rating
8.5
4th
out of 18 in LAN Switching
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2,973
Comparisons
2,731
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
243
Avg. Rating
6.0
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Overview
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.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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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 ProteinsAmerijet Holdings Inc., CGD Securities, MavenWire, Tulane University
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