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2019-10-13T05:48:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Cisco Ethernet Switches?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Ethernet Switches, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

I would advise others to shop around and maybe compare it with some of the other vendors such as Juniper or Arista. I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a seven out of 10.

2021-09-01T13:37:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I recommend the solution to others. I rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a ten out of ten.

2021-07-14T18:43:20Z
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Top 20Real User

Cisco Ethernet Switches can be easily used at data centers and also at the enterprise level. However, if you're looking for a solution for a large scale deployment or for a large scale data center, then you should probably consider a different solution. I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches at eight on a scale from one to ten.

2021-06-05T13:49:39Z
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Real User

I rate Cisco Ethernet Switches an eight out of ten.

2021-05-19T19:25:37Z
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Top 20Real User

We provide engineering and technical support services with a hardware-software. It's my understanding that w don't have a business relationship with Cisco. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. My advice to other organizations is to make sure to ensure that whoever the supplier is, they can commit to delivering and making deliveries. In our case, we're waiting on one switch for instance. It's in the mail. It got lost. Now they're promising delivery by tomorrow. I don't see that as a Cisco issue, however, it is a problem when it comes to getting everything implemented. I would have locked in the vendor that could ensure delivery if I knew these issues would arise. Overall, I would rate the solution as a solid eight out of ten.

2021-03-04T00:57:19Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend Cisco Ethernet switches based on our experience with the stability of the product.

2021-03-02T09:47:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I work with the latest version of the solution. I'm an implementor and my company is a Cisco Gold partner. I would recommend the solution to others. I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-02-22T19:52:15Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. It is a very good solution. I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a nine out of ten.

2021-02-18T10:13:41Z
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Top 5Reseller

We are a Cisco partner. We are also a Cisco customer. I've dealt with a lot of Cisco switches and a lot of different versions over the years. I would recommend the solution to others. They are likely the first option if you compare it to other manufacturers. The features and performance are superior. It would be difficult to find something better than Cisco.

2021-02-10T20:20:16Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this product to potential users, but it depends on their requirements. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Ethernet Switches an eight.

2021-02-05T09:02:13Z
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Top 5Reseller

I have not had any bad experiences with Cisco. We have plans to continue using this solution. I would recommend it to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches an eight out of ten.

2021-02-04T07:51:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In summary, this is a good product that is very stable and I recommend it, but it's a costly switch. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-01-29T16:26:54Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend Cisco Ethernet Switches to potential users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Ethernet Switches an eight.

2021-01-25T12:09:04Z
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Top 5Reseller

I recommend this solution. I rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a nine out of ten.

2021-01-22T16:53:46Z
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Top 5Real User

I can recommend these switches to others who are interested in using them. I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a nine out of ten.

2021-01-16T11:08:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're just customers and end-users. We don't have any business relationship with Cisco. It's my understanding that we are not using the latest version of the switches. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've been largely pretty satisfied with the solution.

2021-01-14T10:32:46Z
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Top 20Real User

There used to be a problem with programmability, but with the release of the new switches, I don't think that there's anything that needs to be added. I would recommend them any day. My advice for anybody who is considering this type of product is that when you buy a Cisco device, you don't just buy the device but the whole organization. Cisco will get people to assist you when you've got an issue, and they will make sure that you get that support. They have the best after-sales support that I have ever worked with. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2021-01-12T18:43:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We only deal with Cisco products, they are very good. I rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a ten out of ten.

2021-01-08T13:11:35Z
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Top 5Real User

If there is another product cheaper than Ciscos and runs just as well we would switch but currently, we are satisfied. I would recommend the solution to others. I rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a seven out of ten.

2021-01-08T13:09:25Z
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Top 20Real User

I would 100% recommend Cisco Switches to others who are interested in using them. Being an IT head, and running a data center, my top priority is to have zero down-time. Once you have Cisco, your mind is at ease, there will be no issues. If my rating is based on technical and functionality then I would rate this solution a ten out of ten. If you include the cost and the support then I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-04T12:38:50Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice is that if you are going to be implementing Cisco then you should at least have someone in the organization who is knowledgeable and can manage the features. The alternative is to use Meraki because they are easier to manage. We have some pretty old switches in our environment and some of them are only 100 megabits. I would like to upgrade them all to at least one-gigabit. Some of our uplinks are on ethernet, but I want to upgrade them to fiber to improve the performance. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-30T15:21:42Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend Cisco Ethernet Switches to others. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Ethernet Switches a ten.

2020-12-29T19:12:05Z
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Top 5Consultant

We're just customers and end-users. We use Cisco switches at Layer 2 and Layer 3. I wouldn't necessarily recommend Cisco to other organizations. After using HP, I found that they had just as good of a product with more features and better pricing. In general, I would rate this product at a seven out of ten.

2020-12-29T15:59:14Z
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Top 20Real User

Cisco Ethernet Switches are appropriate for small and medium businesses. They also are large enough for our data centers which we had in Tel Aviv, Israel and in California. We had such big devices there. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Cisco Ethernet Switches a 10. I would advise others who are looking into implementing Cisco to buy and implement it.

2020-12-23T18:24:00Z
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Real User

Cisco Switches are the best and I recommend them. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-18T16:50:03Z
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Top 20Real User

I would highly recommend it, especially for people who are doing wide-scale deployments like campus networks or a city-wide network square. I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a ten out of ten. I don't see any product that performs better. We had a Chinese company coming in to do a bunch of presentations and stuff like that, but at the end of the day, those of us who are at the back doing the configurations understand that it is nothing closer to what Cisco offers.

2020-11-26T23:17:43Z
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Top 20Real User

Overall, I am happy with this product and I don't have any suggestions for improvements to features at this time. I think that they have the best product available. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-11-06T13:05:25Z
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Top 20Real User

For anyone who is interested in using switches, I would definitely recommend Cisco. They are pioneers in the industry and you can find Cisco engineers anywhere. Nowadays, everything is fine. They are good, and they move forward with the latest technologies. They are always ahead of their competitors. I feel that now they are on the right track and I don't see any issues. Customers always choose Cisco. I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a nine out of ten.

2020-11-03T20:57:34Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I've worked with Cisco switches, but not industrial switches. I've worked with the 2900 series switches, as well as the 2800, 3700 series, and 3800 series of switches. Those are Cisco's enterprise and LAN switches. I would recommend using Cisco ethernet switches. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten overall. There are some issues with the product, which is normal. nothing is ever perfect. However, compared to other options, Cisco is your best bet.

2020-07-19T08:15:46Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-07-14T08:15:56Z
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Reseller

I highly recommend Cisco Ethernet Switches if you have the budget for it. I would rate Cisco switches at a ten on a scale of ten.

2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a very good product and definitely one that I recommend. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-06-25T10:49:15Z
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Top 20Real User

The switches that we have purchased handle our load pretty well. We do not have a high data plan network. When our switches age beyond the life cycle then each will be replaced with whatever the current model is in the market at the time. In the future, we would like to integrate Cisco Aironet, although Wi-Fi is a bit down the line for us. Overall, this is a good product but there is always room for improvement. My main complaint about Cisco is the price aspect. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-06-17T10:56:02Z
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Top 20Real User

We mainly work with Cisco ethernet switches at our organization. Aside from the cost, the Cisco switches are quite stable and easy to use. If you have the money as an organization, I would highly recommend Cisco. We are just a customer of Cisco. We don't have a special relationship with the company in any way shape or form. I would rate the solution 8.5 out of ten. I would rate it higher, but the price is too high, in my opinion. It's quite good for me in terms of the usage I get out of it, but I find that I don't use other features that Cisco offers now.

2020-06-15T07:34:05Z
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Real User

Cisco is very good and stable. But the problem is that it is costly. It's a very good service but it would be costly for small companies. They should go for lower-end, cheaper switches. Because we are the government, we are stuck with Cisco. But the small and medium-sized businesses must go lower, such as with Huawei or another brand. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a nine. The main problem is the support in the Middle East. This is a problem for all products, not just Cisco. When you contact support, they don't give you the expert at first, they give you the beginner. Only after going around in a circle do they give you experts. Why don't they just give the expert from the beginning?

2020-06-15T07:33:00Z
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Real User

I would rate it an eight out of ten. I haven't heard from my engineers that they said it's excellent but of course, I didn't hear them say that there are too many problems. That's why I rated it an eight.

2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

You will not be disappointed with a Cisco solution from a technical perspective. Learn the OS via CLI and you will always have job security too.

2020-06-03T11:55:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I will advise others to buy without any hesitation, as the product quality and deliverables are far more than others without comparing cost. This solution is the best.

2020-03-06T11:36:00Z
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Real User

My advice to someone considering this solution would be to have a good plan and a good design. It will go smoothly if you have a good design and a good plan. It's important. I would rate it a seven out of ten. Not a ten because Mellanox is better compared to Ethernet switches.

2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
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Real User

We're using the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend the solution. It has all the features we need included within it. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Real User

We use various deployment models, including on-premises and cloud. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Real User

We are looking forward to the 10-gigabit uplink port, which is an improvement that we have waited for. We expect to have this new module in one or two months. Cisco has a family of Small Business Switches called SG. For example, the SG300 model. This is a cheaper model, and although they are missing some protocols, they are very good. Out of our one thousand switches, we have about one hundred SG models. The price of these is lower than Juniper switches. I surely recommend this product, and the new Cisco line seems to be even stronger. There are improvements in terms of new modules and power supplies, and the price is not increasing. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Top 10Real User

In general, Cisco is ok. It's convenient and well-documented. If you have a big landscape then Cisco is a good way forward. It is well supported and a lot of engineering people know the Cisco switches. It's like the default environment, and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Real User

What is happening in the industry is that they are separating two things that traditionally held back the growth of switches, which is the control plane aspect of the switch from the data point. What you're finding is that the newer generation of switches, you can control them with a different device separately from the switch itself. In terms of the improvements, the improvements that are going on right now, Software Defined Networking creates the basis for you to have switches that can scale, and can scale very well. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:41:00Z
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Real User

We are using a variety of Cisco ranges, including 2900, 3600, 3700, 4900, and 7600 series. We use the on-premises deployment model. In terms of advice I'd give to those considering implementing the solution, I'd say that they should know what features they want to use in order to choose the right platform. There are solutions, such as Juniper, for example, that vary in performance and in features. Be sure to ask Cisco or any other vendor lots of questions in the design phase to ensure you're choosing the right solution for your company. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. The solution lacks some stability but it compensates by offering great features.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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Real User

Advice that I would give companies considering this solution is that you need to do your research, find the correct model for your needs and size the deployment correctly. If you don't think first you can pay too much and have more than you need or pay too little and not meet your needs. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight. It cannot be higher than that because of the pricing.

2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
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Consultant

There is no favorite function or feature, it depends on what you have to do and how you do it. My advice regarding this solution is to understand your network, definitely have a look in the manual, understand the structure and don't just rely on trial and error. It's not target-aiming, so trial and error will not work. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Cisco knows what they are doing and their support is great. I would highly recommend this solution. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I would rate this solution a nine out ten.

2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
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Real User

Cisco is the better solution if someone is considering it and they are willing to pay for it. The product is expensive to buy. In my current position, the budget is not a problem. If other people are in a similar situation where they can afford Cisco, I recommend Cisco. If they do not have a big budget and they need to be more budget-minded, I can recommend the HP ProCurve (now HP Networking) and D-links (Ethernet Switches) as my first choice for less expensive options. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Cisco ethernet switches as an eight. It is not a ten because of the differences in the interface and the quality of integration support with other products.

2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
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