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2019-10-13T05:48:00Z

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

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

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Top 20Real User

I pay a fixed price on it. I'm not the person on the pursing, so I don't really compare.

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

The solution does not require a license. However, it is expensive and the price could improve.

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

The price of this solution is fair.

2021-06-05T13:49:39Z
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Top 20Real User

The costs and licensing aren't part of my job and therefore I don't know anything of exact pricing.

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

We think the pricing could be cheaper for these switches and that would be a reason we would consider looking at another vendor.

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

The solution does not come cheap. It's quite pricey. You do need a license in order to use the solution.

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

Its price is very high, but it is a good device. Cisco must work on its price. Other solutions provide a better price for similar functionalities.

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

There are other manufacturers that may offer better pricing. The price is important. It may be a deciding factor for some.

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

Cisco is an industry leader, but the price is very high.

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

It tends to be a bit pricey, but competitive. When you compare with other products, they are more or less the same price.

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

This is a very expensive product. Without a license, part of the switch will not function. In some of the latest switches, the warranty is not included in the pricing and we have to purchase it separately.

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

It could be cheaper.

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

The cost of this solution is expensive. However, it is not difficult to sell the product.

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

With all of the features and when you compare with other solutions, the cost is much less.

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

While normal switches are not too expensive, Meraki switches are pricier.

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

Cisco products are not cheap, which is something that can be improved.

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

There are different licensing based on the model of the solution.

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

It is an expensive product.

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

The price could be reduced. Cisco is costly. Price is a major concern with Cisco. Companies tend to move away from Cisco because the price is on the higher side. In addition to the fees being high, you pay for support which is also on the higher side. Many companies tend to go with other options because of pricing.

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

The price of the product is on the higher side, I feel you pay for the name of the product as well but it's still manageable for corporate customers. Licensing is simple and straight forward which is something going well for cisco switches.

2020-12-30T15:21:42Z
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Top 5Consultant

The pricing of the solution is quite high. There are lots of comparable products out there that are nowhere near the cost.

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

I you have a big client or if you have a big project and register it, the discount is good. In the companies that I have worked for, mostly for switching, we had a 55% discount or more. So with that good discount, who cares? It's cheap enough.

2020-12-23T18:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Price is a pain point for us. We've lost a lot of bids, and the reason has been that we majorly quoted Cisco devices. Some of our competitors quoted other devices like Ubiquity or Microchip. Some even quoted this Chinese product TP-Link, and they won the bid over us because we quoted Cisco. Meanwhile, the major reason why we quoted Cisco is reliability and stability from day one. They also last longer. The prices could be worked on so that they become more affordable. We had to deploy a city-wide WiFi network, and we were working in conjunction with Google. Because of the price, even Google recommended a product called Ruckus, so we used Ruckus over Cisco. Its price and license were the main reasons. You have to pay to renew the license every year. Even though you also renew the licenses for Ruckus, but they are much cheaper than Cisco. So, while I would recommend Cisco any time, the trouble remains with the pricing.

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

Cisco now has more products that are priced for small businesses, so they do have some cheaper models.

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

The price is a bit on the high side. Normally what they do is go case by case and give discounts based on the customer's budget, and on the competition.

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

Cisco's pricing is quite high. It's on the higher end of the spectrum in comparison to other options on the market.

2020-07-19T08:15:46Z
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Top 20Real User

We are happy with the pricing from Cisco.

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

These switches are expensive, but they are an excellent buy and definitely have value for the investment.

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

I don't handle the licensing aspect of the solution, so I can't speak to the exact pricing. However, I am aware it's one of the more expensive options on the market. The last time I bought a 24-port switch, which was a while ago, I paid about five or six thousand Euros. In this part of the world, that's quite expensive for us.

2020-06-15T07:34:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Find a Cisco partner that has a lot of volume and pressure them for a better price. There is a lot of markup on the higher end devices. Plan for support contract expenses for the life of the device. Also check the EOL details prior to purchase so you don’t purchase an older device that will not get the years of software updates and security patches you need.

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

The cost of licensing is very expensive, especially if you compare it to Fortigate.

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

The solution is very expensive.

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

This is an expensive solution, but you are paying for stability.

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

The price of this solution is good.

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

The equipment we bought with a perpetual license. We're not using a monthly or yearly licensing model. Any additional costs are reasonable. The hardware and software support came with additional costs.

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

The pricing varies widely depending on the support contract term and the type and number of the devices. The product is on the expensive side.

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

The pricing is reasonable, and for small business it is acceptable. Aruba and HPE are competitors that have a lower price than Cisco.

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

It is certainly not the least expensive product for switching, but I think it is the best and if you have the budget it is worth it.

2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
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