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2018-06-08T00:56:00Z

What is your primary use case for Cisco Catalyst Switches?

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Top 5Real User

We primarily use the solution for our server. It's a network solution as well.

2021-10-22T16:37:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use Cisco Catalyst Switches for the office network.

2021-10-21T15:48:12Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This solution is used to strengthen our connections, connect to the network, as a router to multiple systems, network management, and monitoring.

2021-10-18T13:53:56Z
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Top 20Reseller

We use the solution both in my company and in those of my customers.

2021-10-18T11:10:27Z
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Top 5Real User

We use Cisco Catalyst Switches to connect devices to a network.

2021-08-30T11:01:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Cisco Catalyst Switches are pretty straightforward. They offer LAN and internal networking. They are for network segmentations and LAN and WAN perimeter networks.

2021-08-23T07:07:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We primarily use the solution for both corporate and data centers.

2021-08-11T14:52:23Z
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Top 5Real User

We are using this solution as a network LAN switch in a financial company.

2021-08-07T09:11:45Z
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Top 20Consultant

We use this solution for our network. I am a system engineer, and we sell the products to our customers.

2021-08-05T13:52:03Z
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Top 5Real User

We use this solution as a networking switch for a data center.

2021-06-25T19:53:17Z
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Top 20Real User

We use this solution as a network switch in banking and financial environments.

2021-06-10T20:37:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are using 29 series. We have three switches that we use for common switches and routing. We also have a number of access switches that we interconnect to the devices in the network, such as telephone, CCTV. We have defined a number of VLANs that are running traffic between the switches, and we have done interconnections within the switches, cable, and fiber.

2021-06-09T14:16:30Z
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Top 5Real User

I use this solution for AV, Audio-Video applications, over IP solutions. It's to forward Audio-Video IP packets based on the ITMP protocol. I also needed a POE port to power the transmitters and receivers.

2021-06-03T20:38:28Z
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Top 20Consultant

We are implementors. We implement this solution for our customers as access switches. They connect the users to the network and identify them.

2021-05-18T12:27:13Z
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Top 5Real User

We're using it as basic switches - mainly VLANs and SPB, The main focus is actually for just VLANs and VLAN switching, and that's it.

2021-04-26T19:18:59Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We primarily use the solution for the LAN and WAN.

2021-04-06T17:44:54Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily use the solution for networking and the UCS.

2021-04-05T10:12:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm the group head of IT and we are customers of Cisco.

2021-02-25T11:09:52Z
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Top 5Real User

We are a solution provider and Cisco switches are one of the products that we provide to our customers. It is primarily used for datacenter networking.

2021-02-15T17:20:13Z
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Top 20Real User

We use this solution for LAN and WAN networking. We are system integrators, and we provide maintenance services for our clients.

2021-02-09T18:36:02Z
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Real User

We use Cisco Catalyst Switches for the LAN connection.

2021-02-09T02:28:17Z
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Top 5Real User

We use these switches outdoors.

2021-02-08T10:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We have clients that have application servers and we offer our services to them. The switches are provided alongside Cisco Firewall and they also integrate into Cisco storage.

2021-02-03T11:24:36Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily use the solution specifically for our internal network - for our users and some servers. We also have servers on the cloud as well, although largely we are on-premise.

2021-02-03T10:58:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

These switches were provided by our internet provider and they are used as part of our network infrastructure.

2021-02-01T13:00:59Z
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Top 5Real User

We are a solution provider and Cisco Catalyst Switches are one of the network products that we provide to our clients. Within the past year, we have implemented Catalyst 2960 switches and Cisco 1900 Series routers. I am implementing complex solutions with the Catalyst series that include the Spanning Tree Protocol. I build these solutions for educational institutions that are servicing professors and students, including wireless services.

2021-01-28T09:09:55Z
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Top 5Real User

We pretty much use the solution primarily for everything that connects to a network. For example, we use it for user work stations or some endpoint equipment.

2021-01-23T11:40:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I am a student as well as a researcher at a university. I use this solution for various simulations. I am using the latest version of this solution. We have 10 to 15 technical people in our team.

2021-01-11T14:24:24Z
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Top 5Real User

Cisco Catalyst Switches are more for core switching because they are enterprise solutions. We mostly use Cisco for all of our infrastructure, so these switches are used everywhere as core switches.

2020-12-11T12:44:39Z
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Reseller

We're an implementor of the product. We provide this product to our clients.

2020-12-10T22:29:40Z
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Top 10Reseller

Typically, the solution is used for a client's official network and several times as a replacement. A client may use it to replace the total network LAN switch.

2020-12-07T14:47:31Z
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Top 5Real User

I use Cisco Catalyst switches as part of the network infrastructure.

2020-11-21T06:45:11Z
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Real User

We use it to connect our end users. It is used for DMZ connections behind the firewalls and campus network.

2020-11-16T17:28:49Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I use it for connectivity for my enterprise users. My entire platform is on Cisco, and we have different plans.

2020-11-12T17:53:30Z
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Top 20Real User

We deploy various Cisco solutions, such as Catalyst 3850 to 4500, 9000 Series, and Nexus lineup for data centers. We've got various clients, ranging from financial services to hotels and higher education facilities. There are many use cases, such as data centers, disaster recovery.

2020-11-11T06:26:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

I am a solution architect and design authority. I define what we need and in which direction we are going to look. We then do some detailed investigation, get reports back, and make a decision. We are working on air traffic control systems. We use this solution for data centers and remote clients.

2020-11-08T19:23:51Z
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Top 5Real User

We primarily use the solution as access switches they get connected to the end-users and access points and IB fronts.

2020-10-30T19:12:22Z
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Top 20Real User

The switches are for network infrastructure in an enterprise.

2020-10-27T13:19:57Z
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Top 20Real User

Our installation is totally on-premises. It is a backend solution supporting the entire campus. This is used as a three-tier network for our overall networking. We use it as a call switch at the backend, it is also used in the distribution, and it is used on the server farm switches. We use them for these three different kinds of purposes in the data center at the same time. All these servers can function on the network through these switches.

2020-07-27T07:17:41Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have an Academy, we know how to manage it. We have the knowledge to manage it and it gives us security. We can configure the switch to resolve our internal problems. We can use one switch for five to six years. It's used for our processor, a small data center, and we have our network with at least 500 users.

2020-07-16T06:21:00Z
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Top 5Real User

My primary use case of this solution is for connecting up drivers and desktops. I'm a system administrator and we're a customer of Cisco.

2020-07-12T11:48:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use this solution for LAN connectivity. We also use it for routing capabilities. It can become an L3 switch.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We don't personally use the switches; we provide services to our clients, including implementing the switches for them.

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

I am a network engineer and work primarily on Cisco products, including the Catalyst Switches.

2020-06-14T08:03:05Z
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Top 20Real User

I design, implement, and troubleshoot networks that use Cisco switches. I am involved in every part of the design, including wireless.

2020-04-16T08:44:38Z
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User

We use this solution for networks linking SMB Offices and remote access VPN.

2019-11-12T17:21:00Z
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Real User

This solution is capable of high-quality L2 & L3 switching at several different layers of our enterprise with a high rate of availability and reliability. It has excellent dynamic routing capabilities. We manage a large WAN environment that requires the use of OSPF. Cisco Catalyst Switches perform these two functions very well.

2019-10-28T13:50:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for provisioning.

2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case is system integration on the client end. We propose this solution to our customers based on their individual capacities and requirements. We have also been using the basic functionalities of the tool internally, very basic not to any high-end degree.

2019-02-12T10:09:00Z
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Consultant

We use this solution for the campus network.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case is for networking, both for the local network and our internet network.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Real User

We use it everywhere in our company. The switches are in our data center and our stores. It performs really well, it's stable. There are some software issues but it's generally good.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is for routing, switching, and for interconnecting sites.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Vendor

We use Catalyst for campus switches.

2018-08-29T09:31:00Z
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Real User

The use case is for user access. It's good, it's performing very well.

2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
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Consultant

We use it for connecting the users on the network. The performance has been good.

2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
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Real User

LAN switch for both core and access layers. It has performed very well in this area.

2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
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MSP

Generally, we are using Cisco Catalyst switches for the campus network. We are currently using the Cisco Catalyst 3800 Series switches with IOS XE, and we also recently onboarded the Catalyst 9300 Series and 9400 Series, mostly for the campus network. We also use the 3800 Series switch for wireless connectivity, which provides UPOE, supporting up to 60 watts for the PoE devices. Performance-wise, Catalysts are so good in the LAN infrastructure, especially for a campus network. But for a data center environment, we mostly prefer the Cisco Nexus series.

2018-08-26T08:57:00Z
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Consultant

We usually use it for connecting campus switches and to provide access switching to the customer, through which they connect their end-user or end devices like WiFi, CCTV, or IP phone.

2018-08-26T08:57:00Z
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Real User

We use it mainly for access, as an access switch to other PCs.

2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
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Real User

The use case will depend on the customer's requirements. Generally, if they want the access layer, the 2960 works pretty well. If they are in the SMB market, we go with the SZ series which is okay. If the primary use case is more on the PoE side, Catalyst switches give the most. And with respect to two-port, the 2960 is better.

2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
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Consultant

I was a Support Engineer with Cisco, I used to support customers who were using Cisco Catalyst features.

2018-08-19T07:14:00Z
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Real User

The last Catalyst I used was for a core solution in an airport. That was a 3850. The previous use case was as the backbone of an ISP. We used different models of Cisco Catalyst including 3560s and 3700s.

2018-08-19T07:14:00Z
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Real User

Access layer Switches. VLAN Segmentation, Inter-VLAN and LAN Routing. 802.1X network access device.

2018-08-09T06:47:00Z
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Real User

AWS Direct Connect.

2018-08-07T13:21:00Z
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Real User

LAN and WAN links in our offices and data centers.

2018-08-02T11:48:00Z
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User

Our primary use is LAN and WAN links for our enterprise network. Cisco Catalyst is used to connect all our WAN links to a central data center.

2018-06-08T00:56:00Z
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