ExtremeSwitching Competitors and Alternatives

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Chris Stowe
Real User
System Engineer at Diversified
Mar 16 2020

What is most valuable?

* The new IGMP Plus is a handy feature. There is no configuration out-of-the-box to be able to pass a multicast video. This is probably the most beneficial feature of it… more»

How has it helped my organization?

That the switches can save a configuration or even import a configuration via CLI is largely beneficial. It's similar to our current workflow with Cisco switches, so it… more»

What needs improvement?

I have noticed one thing where we have taken up the multicast group interval time. We have needed to increase that setting. What we found happening were streams would stop… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price to performance of the switches is excellent. The price point of these switches is great compared to big brands, like Cisco or Extreme Networks, with… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are typically a Cisco house. We still use Cisco quite a bit. Our in-house network group primarily supports Cisco. However, especially with these switches utilizing… more»

What other advice do I have?

We're getting into maintaining our network more. From a service standpoint, we do maintain networks. On rare occasions, we have uplinks to clients' networks where a client… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have used Extreme, Cisco, Pakedge, Luxul, and Aurora switches. Though, we typically use Cisco and Extreme. NETGEAR won us over with its scalability, pricing, and… more»
Fighting Falcon
Real User
IT Admin at UT Austin Office of Technology Commercialization
Aug 29 2018

What is most valuable?

Among the most valuable features are the support and the ecosystem. There is a lot of documentation and information, and many support resources are available.

How has it helped my organization?

The ease of deployment and the support are associated with a reduction in end-user downtime as well as in the operations and maintenance efforts required.

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful to have the ability to load new IOS software without performing a reboot, or to be able to perform the reboot without disrupting end-users.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Business requirements were the driver for our switch to Catalyst. We needed an increase in port density and an increase in port speed, among other things. The most important criterion when selecting a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Consider your business requirements and only select the needed functions/features, to avoid over-complex solutions. I rate Catalyst a nine out of 10 because the product is extremely mature and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, Dell.
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