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Pros
"Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."

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"The stability has been largely pretty good.""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 unique ring topology is actually a handy innovation."

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Cons
"Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."

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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: Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication.
Top Answer: Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version.
Top Answer: Read the documentation of the current model and always create a backup because anything can happen. I was working in a rural area, and the weather kept interfering with signal strengths and bandwidth… more »
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 »
Ranking
22nd
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
850
Comparisons
640
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
439
Rating
8.0
7th
out of 15 in LAN Switching
Views
324
Comparisons
221
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
860
Rating
8.3
Comparisons
Also Known As
VDX, Brocade VDX
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Overview
Brocade VDX Switches support Layer 2 and Layer 3 fabrics with open standards and extensive scalability to deliver high performance, capacity, and reliability for data center spine and leaf deployments. It includes the following products: Brocade VDX 6740 SWITCHES, Brocade VDX 6940 SWITCH and Brocade VDX 8770 SWITCH.
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
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company17%
Government8%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
Government6%
Construction Company4%
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Extreme VDX is ranked 22nd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while ExtremeSwitching is ranked 7th in LAN Switching with 3 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.0, while ExtremeSwitching is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". 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". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center, whereas ExtremeSwitching is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches and Cisco Nexus.

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