We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The initial setup is pretty easy."
"I like the fact that they are a well-supported product."
"Cisco Nexus meets all of our requirements."
"Cisco is refining the features all the time and you can see this in all the different vendors."
"The most valuable feature is performance."
"It's easy to use, and the performance is great."
"From a data center implementation, with respect to competition from your data, there isn't really a product recovery for the different tests other than Cisco Nexus. For example, if you take Multi-tenancy for the data center, it's something which, I think, only Cisco has. There are some implementation from HP, but I think it's limited there."
"Its easy management is most valuable. It is easy to use, easy to manage, stable, and very reliable."
"The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features."
"Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."
"The licensing is very complicated. They should work to simplify it."
"I am looking for a GUI that goes alongside them and more SD-WAN built to their core switches."
"I feel that this solution should be more flexible and scalable."
"They could improve on having different technologies between product models."
"There is an ongoing problem with the limitation of the TCAM table, which is that it doesn't have enough memory to allow you to be really granular with your policy."
"The price could be better."
"One of the biggest challenges, which I see is that there's a constant evolution in the product. For example, our configuration is based on what is known as traditional data center implementation. Today there is the ACI deployment and to implement, to migrate from one technology to another, that's challenging both from a configuration perspective and also from a cost perspective."
"The cost of the support can be improved. We had critical operations, and we needed 24/7 support for 365 days, which was quite expensive. We had to go for a very costly support contract, which was really a concern. The availability of spare parts, especially in a remote location such as Egypt, can also be improved."
"The only problem is that at the moment it's an Extreme product and Extreme is not really pushing it. They have to make up for weak innovation and I'm not sure if they want to do that."
"Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."
"I thought that it would be less expensive."
"We use a local distributor for support, which is very expensive."
"The price of the product is reasonable."
"The Nexus 9000 is very competitively priced."
"The problem with Cisco, from what I see, is that their costs are much higher."
"Licensing is annual or every three years. We were one of the big customers, and we used to get good prices, but the cost of the support can be improved."
"The solution is expensive."
"We have a virtual license."
"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."
Cisco Nexus is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 15 reviews while Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews. Cisco Nexus is rated 8.6, while Extreme VDX is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". Cisco Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper QFabric, Dell PowerConnect Switches and VMware NSX, whereas Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching, VMware NSX and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches.
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