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"The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features."

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"The most valuable feature is that it has better throughput than its competitors.""The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.""There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network.""The GUI is easy to use."

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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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"There has to be more development in the OS. It's complex for this switch as compared to others like Cisco. For NetGear and Cisco, it's easy to adapt the VLAN concept but it should be simplified for MikroTik.""Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco.""Antispam and antivirus features should be included in the future.""If MikroTik had a marketing team and support team in India then it would be much easier for us to get the product, as well as support."

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"MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors.""This product has a one-time cost and there is no licensing fee."

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Top Answer: The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.
Top Answer: MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors. They are the cheapest ones in Cameroon except for Ubiquiti at the router level.
Top Answer: Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco. For example, what works between MikroTik and Cisco does not work as well… more »
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Also Known As
VDX, Brocade VDX
MikroTik CRS Series
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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.
MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is a new Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, also ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes.
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Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company21%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider50%
Computer Software Company21%
Educational Organization4%
Manufacturing Company3%
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Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 4 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 9.0, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "Good management, good stability and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching and VMware NSX, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center, Mellanox Switches, Aruba Switches and NoviFlow NoviSwitch.

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