Compare Extreme VDX vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center

Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "Good management, good stability and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center writes "Good visibility, a seamless connection with FortiGate and very easy to configure". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches and Arista Networks Platform, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Mellanox Switches.
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Pros
The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features.

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Configurations between FortiGate and FortiSwitch have to link to each other. We need configuration. The configuration is not like a Cisco switch. It has a unique configuration.We are able to monitor everything that is happening on our network.The most valuable feature is the port analytics.The interface is very straightforward.The solution has made configuration and setup very, very easy.

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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.

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FortiSwitch should improve the FortiGate map. The diagram cannot move automatically to show the switch. The map does not map the physical location. It cannot move or touch the diagram.With IT products, there is always room for improvement.Before using FortiSwitch, you need several certifications.We need to understand a bit more about certifications and knowledge for understanding capabilities. The solution should make that more clear to its users.The solution could always benefit from more security. It's of critical importance to organizations right now.

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Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco.

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7.3
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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.

With 10 or 40 GE access ports and a high-throughput backbone, FortiSwitch Data Center Switches are ideal for the top-of-rack (ToR) server or firewall-aggregation applications. The high-speed switching fabric is also well suited for enterprise network core or backbone network installations.

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Sample Customers
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASPBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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