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»