Extreme VDX Overview

Extreme VDX is the #20 ranked solution in our list of top Ethernet Switches. It is most often compared to Cisco Catalyst Switches: Extreme VDX vs Cisco Catalyst Switches

What is Extreme VDX?
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.

Extreme VDX is also known as VDX, Brocade VDX.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Ethernet Switches Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: April 2021

Extreme VDX Customers
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
Extreme VDX Video

Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Extreme VDX pricing:
  • "It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."

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MG
Jr Support Technician at a government with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication

What is our primary use case?

I used it in my previous organization where I was helping with the move to a new building.

Pros and Cons

  • "Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."
  • "Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."

What other advice do I have?

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. If you're using the terminal, you have to teach yourself brand new commands. If you are using the web interface, it is pretty straightforward. I would rate Extreme VDX an eight out of ten.
JM
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Good management, good stability and good scalability

Pros and Cons

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

What other advice do I have?

The solution is quite good overall. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. It's now part of Extreme and Extreme is no longer pushing it as a product. I haven't seen any development of this product over the last year and that is the main issue with the solution. There have been no newer releases and no really good bug fixes. I don't need new features, but having a new release or having some higher speed levels on there, just might be nice. I don't know if the solution has a future because the company doesn't seem to be investing in updates or improvements.