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2019-03-04T12:51:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco DNA Center?

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Hi,

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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The pricing is quite expensive. It'd rate it at a two out of ten in terms of affordability. We have customers who would like to deploy DN architecture, however, DN architecture requires a DNF appliance. For the mid-market customer who is investing hardly a few thousand dollars, if they have to deploy an appliance, it is very costly. Ideally, to address the need of SMB or mid-market customers, Cisco should offer something on a cloud basis where it could be more affordable. My feedback to the Cisco product team is that technology is fantastic. There are no issues. The only thing is that they have to make the technology at an affordable price point, which should be affordable to SMBs and not just enterprises. Enterprises don't mind spending money. However, for mid-market and commercials, working out a pricing model which is more on an OPEX base rather than on a CAPEX base would be ideal.

2021-06-22T17:21:07Z
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This is taken care of before I am involved. It's handled by our presales engineer, and I work on the project delivery. I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to bring the costs down. But again, I don't really know the details of those promotions. I just hear about them and I know they're out there, but I don't have specifics on that.

2021-03-18T23:01:42Z
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Our licensing agreement is for three years.

2020-01-12T12:03:00Z
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The price is really high, but it's worth every single dollar you pay. Keep attention on licensing model because you don't really need top licenses on every node and that can help to spare some money.

2019-03-04T12:51:00Z
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