"There's a zone for each server and services in the storage."
"It has good integration with HPE Primera. They have smart zoning in which the administration is very easy. You don't have to do anything. Zoning and other things are done automatically if you just enable the smart zoning. That's one very good thing in HP."
"I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches."
"Cisco Ethernet Switches are great devices."
"We only deal with Cisco products, they are very good."
"This product is widely available and the warranty is very good."
"I like that it's easy to use."
"We have found it to be scalable. We have approximately three million subscribers."
"It is easy to configure and troubleshoot."
"You can tap into all of the features for your virtual workload environment."
"This solution is overall a high-grade solution compared to others."
"No graphical interface."
"These switches are no longer supported."
"It should be simpler. There are still some things that can be simpler in the Brocade switches."
"There could be an improvement in the licensing by reducing the price of the different types, such as essential, advantage, and premium."
"Cisco switches are good as they are, but it would be a major feature if they have built-in routers. Some of the Microchip switches have routers built in the same device. They have a router switch. For some of the sites, we deploy such switches because the client does not want a separate router and a separate switch. So, we go for a router switch with maybe 24 ports. Some of them are fiber, and some of them are ethernet. It would be a major improvement to what Cisco is already doing. Behind the scenes, a lot of scripting and stuff like this is happening. A lot of workload can be lifted if Cisco had a good GUI. If you look at Microchip switches, they have a good GUI in addition to the CLI."
"I think the price should be cheaper to be able to afford more."
"The installation is difficult and requires further training documentations."
"Cisco can improve its stability for the BGP protocol. It is not stable while recalculating the BGP table. Its price should also be improved. It is very expensive."
"The cost is very prohibitive both for us as well as other organizations. It's very expensive to buy Cisco switches. Among our colleagues, we find that we're not alone in thinking it's too high. Everyone's complaining about this."
"Technical support could be better. Firmware upgrades should be better. We have an issue with upgrading the firmware. It's not upgradable. I think it should be easy to improve and upgrade the firmware."
"Cisco needs to include new features to attract new customers."
Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews while Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 60 reviews. Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 7.6, while Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Brocade Ethernet Switches writes "Secure access to storage data; lacks a graphical interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Mellanox Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Juniper Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches. See our Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Ethernet Switches report.
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