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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"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."

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"The unique ring topology is actually a handy innovation.""The price is low compared to the competition.""The stability has been largely pretty good."

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Cons
"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."

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"The training and resources for learning are lacking.""The interface could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.
Top Answer: The stability has been largely pretty good.
Top Answer: The pricing of the product has been reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
Top Answer: The interface could be improved. Over the last few years, there have been acquisitions. Due to that, that, inevitably, there were some difficulties to get one management platform and keep it simple… more »
Ranking
3rd
out of 15 in LAN Switching
Views
5,172
Comparisons
3,651
Reviews
17
Average Words per Review
388
Rating
8.4
7th
out of 15 in LAN Switching
Views
316
Comparisons
214
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
997
Rating
8.0
Comparisons
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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.
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
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Manufacturing Company12%
Healthcare Company12%
Government12%
Financial Services Firm12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company24%
Construction Company5%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise76%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Nexus vs. ExtremeSwitching and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
540,694 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Nexus is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 18 reviews while ExtremeSwitching is ranked 7th in LAN Switching with 2 reviews. Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4, while ExtremeSwitching is rated 8.0. 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 HPE A-Series, whereas ExtremeSwitching is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches and Extreme VDX. See our Cisco Nexus vs. ExtremeSwitching report.

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