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"It's easy to use, and the performance is great.""The most valuable feature is performance.""Its low latency is most valuable. Its performance is good, and it is also very stable.""The most valuable features are the solution is robust, you are able to use it for fabric architecture as well as SPAN on exit with the controller.""I like the fact that they are a well-supported product.""Cisco Nexus meets all of our requirements.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""Cisco is refining the features all the time and you can see this in all the different vendors."

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"The solution has inspection firewalls that can do a deep packet inspection on a port basis.""The price is low compared to the competition.""The stability has been largely pretty good.""The unique ring topology is actually a handy innovation."

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"The software is not as mature as it could be and needs some integration improvements with other orchestrators.""It would be nice if the solution offered multiple types of port support.""The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.""The licensing is very complicated. They should work to simplify it.""Nexus switches should be able to support network function virtualization (NFV).""They could improve on having different technologies between product models.""The operating system needs to be improved. There should be stability in the operating system, and it should not have as many vulnerabilities.""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."

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"The interface could be improved.""The training and resources for learning are lacking.""The solution lacks a cyber asset attack capability."

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"We have a virtual license.""The subscription model and price could be better.""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.""We consider Juniper switches to be more affordable.""The problem with Cisco, from what I see, is that their costs are much higher.""We use a local distributor for support, which is very expensive.""It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a yearly basis.""The Nexus 9000 is very competitively priced."

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"On pricing, ExtremeSwitches are going to beat most of the major competition."

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Top Answer: The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.
Top Answer: The solution has inspection firewalls that can do a deep packet inspection on a port basis.
Top Answer: The pricing of the product has been reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
Top Answer: All the solutions in this market are lacking cyber asset attack, surface management. It's not just Extreme, but Cisco, Juniper and Arista as well. The new multi-access age is upon us. In other words… more »
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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.
ExtremeSwitching is the family of products comprising different switch types: Modular (X8 and 8000 series [formerly BlackDiamond] and S and K series switches); Stackable (X-series and A, B, C, and 7100 series switches); Standalone (SSA, X430, and D, 200, 800, and ISW series); and Mobile Backhaul (E4G). ExtremeSwitching work from Edge Switching that ensures the performance and reliable operation of end-user devices and applications including port density, bandwidth, and network services to Aggregation / Core Switches is designed for the demanding needs of aggregation, top-of-rack and campus core environments, these switches deliver 10Gb, 40Gb and even 100Gb bandwidth with maximum throughput and reliability.
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Sample Customers
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 Proteins
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Top Industries
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company12%
Healthcare Company12%
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company4%
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
Construction Company4%
Company Size
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise76%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Nexus vs. ExtremeSwitching and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Cisco Nexus is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 19 reviews while ExtremeSwitching is ranked 7th in LAN Switching with 3 reviews. Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4, while ExtremeSwitching is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeSwitching writes "The unique ring topology protocol and pricing makes this a unique solution worthy of consideration". Cisco Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper QFabric, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches, whereas ExtremeSwitching is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches and Extreme VDX. See our Cisco Nexus vs. ExtremeSwitching report.

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