Extreme VDX Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1055661
Federal Field Systems Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees
Real User
Aug 26, 2020
Flexible, good performance, and easy to scale

What is our primary use case?

We are service providers and we are vendor agnostic. We try to find a solution that best fits the customer's needs and this is one of the products that we implement for them.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature of this solution is the Junos operating system."
  • "Some areas of technical support could be better."

What other advice do I have?

You can have Junos as your operating system but if you wanted to write a script to automatically update all of the versions of your software, you can do that automatically. If you wanted to gather information, you can write a script using JSON, or Python. This is already available on the Junos operating system. Cisco is the most popular, but if you have seasoned or experienced people like DevOps that write code and they are engineers, then Juniper would be the better choice because they have the flexibility to do that. Cisco is starting to catch up now, where you can automate Cisco's switches…
reviewer1497534
Lead Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Feb 14, 2021
Functions well, easily scalable, and installation simple

What is our primary use case?

This solution is suited for the cookie factory just around the corner and up to including multinational organizations with locations spanning around the globe.

Pros and Cons

  • "I have found the solution to be stable."
  • "In this solution, you are lacking a feature that Cisco Classic has that allows you to save your configuration with a serial cable."

What other advice do I have?

Switches are switches, they do what they say they do on the box. I do recommend this solution If you are looking for something easy, and do not mind having to renew your license or else you will not be able to manage it anymore. Then this solution could be a good fit. Cisco Classic 2900 Series and the likes, they just keep on going. Unless you really need support, that is extra, but at least functionality will not expire with the license. I rate Meraki MS Switches an eight out of ten.
reviewer1430862
Access Network Operations Unit Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Oct 18, 2020
Straightforward to set up, and works well for our network core and distribution layers

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for the core and distribution layers. It's used for normal switching and access. We are only using it with the data center model to have a distribution layer, core layer, and access layer.

Pros and Cons

  • "Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches are pretty good overall."
  • "We are expecting one software that can run across all of Cisco hardware, software, and Cisco Switch router, similar to what Juniper has."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for anyone who is interested in using this solution. I would rate Cisco switches a seven out of ten.
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