2018-06-08T00:56:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco Catalyst Switches?


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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 10Real User

The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support.

2020-04-16T08:44:38Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Try to buy everything you need in bulk purchases and ask Cisco for volume discounts.

2019-10-28T13:50:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's very pricey. Compared to competitors, it's a lot more expensive. They should consider lowering the price for smaller organizations so that it's easier for them to afford.

2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

The pricing and licensing are fine. To be honest we have found that this tool is able to meet all of our expectations at this time. This solution is agile and meets our expectations.

2019-02-12T10:09:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

The price is on the higher side. Licensing is also complicated. Simply, there are multiple licenses required.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
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Vendor

I would rate the features-to-pricing ratio at six out of 10. My advice about licensing is that you should have a perpetual license, not one that is subscription-based.

2018-08-29T09:31:00Z
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Real User

Catalyst is very expensive.

2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
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Reseller

Pricing is an issue I have been facing, in comparison with HPE or Juniper. The Nexus series is out of the question right now. Scalability is more an issue on the pricing side and less on the technology side.

2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
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Top 20Real User

If you consider Cisco's price with the Dell, you will definitely lose with Cisco. But Cisco has a major area of equipment in general. Cisco has routers, firewalls, NAC, certain video conferencing, Apple phones, and different security solutions. But Dell doesn't have such areas, Dell only has switching architecture. On that basis, Cisco is still better, because whenever someone is actually moving towards Cisco products, they have to consider that they have certain other areas that they can invest in with Cisco. But if you consider the pricing of a Cisco switch against a Dell, Dell is definitely the winner.

2018-08-19T07:14:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

Generally, Cisco Catalyst would be relatively expensive compared to the competition, it would be on the expensive side. But I am not involved in the commercial part.

2018-08-19T07:14:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing of Cisco equipment is high, but I think these switches are worth the price.

2018-08-09T06:47:00Z
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Real User

The pricing could be better.

2018-08-07T13:21:00Z
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Real User

Cisco's prices are not cheap, but the stability is worth it.

2018-08-02T11:48:00Z
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User

It has a very high cost, but understandably, due to its very good quality. This is the reason why some customers opt to buy cheaper brands with same/similar features.

2018-06-08T00:56:00Z
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