Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco FabricPath.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The management features are in need of improvement.
I would like one management console to control the network.
The exact role that this solution plays, as compared to other products by Cisco, is unclear to our customers. It is sometimes difficult to highlight exactly what individual products are used for and it is something that should be simplified. This product doesn't have its own LAN monitoring tool. There would be more support for this solution if there were options available for those with a smaller budget.
The solution is quite expensive. They should work on lowering the cost to make it more affordable for users. Cisco should add a few more security features to make it more robust. The solution should offer better reporting.
We are using it to implement security sites. Currently, we are using Fortinet as a UTM, you can say an initial firewall. So we are repeating some issues in Fortinet. So we are looking at other products. If we get a better price then we can think about switching.
It's possible that some improvements could be made on specific technical issues such as implementation. The user interface could be improved and perhaps the command line as well. It's nothing too serious. Deployment is on the Cisco site or on the customer's site so it's quite difficult to talk about additional features - each situation is different. Because it's an enterprise environment you can't go in there like an elephant in a glass house, you have to be very careful. It's quite reliable and you know it works in an enterprise environment. There is also quite good support from Cisco in order to resolve some of the issues.
I personally haven't found anything that is lacking. However, it depends on the use case of the company. It's a good technology. It's only a small part of the complete DC architecture. The pricing could be adjusted to make it easier to sell to clients.
I would like to see better interoperability with other IT solutions. More support staff are required to support Cisco solutions in Italy.
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.