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"The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features.""Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."

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"The performance and reliability are the solution's most valuable features."

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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.""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 solution needs more monitoring tools."

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

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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 »
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Ranking
20th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
799
Comparisons
605
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
362
Rating
8.5
25th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
168
Comparisons
66
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
305
Rating
7.0
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Also Known As
VDX, Brocade VDX
Nokia ESS, Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, Nokia 7450 ESS
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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.

The Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) family of Carrier Ethernet switch routers is designed to deliver advanced Carrier Ethernet services. It also provides the ideal platform for the metro Ethernet aggregation of fixed and mobile networks.

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Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
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Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is ranked 25th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Extreme VDX is rated 8.6, while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is rated 7.0. 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 Nokia Ethernet Service Switch writes "Good performance and an easy initial setup but needs better monitoring tools". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching and VMware NSX, whereas Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is most compared with Huawei Ethernet Switches.

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