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Score 6.4 out of 100

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

A good system for basic ACD (need to add components for contact center functionalities). Strong reliability.
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

The scenario basically consists of more than 30 [Cisco] Catalyst 2960[-X/XR Series] Switches with PoE and are spread over several racks. There is segmentation by vlan by specific departments to avoid broadcast. The switches have a lot of performance, speed and very interesting security features that prevent, for example: arp spoofing, dhscp snopping, acls and others.
José Carvalho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

  • Very good omni-channel messaging.
  • Easy administration.
  • Low maintenance costs.
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

  • I haven't worked on many other brands of routers/switches, but I can say with certainty that Cisco's IOS network operating system is very well written. Using the question mark helps you find a command or complete its options very easily.
  • Cisco's Catalyst documentation is superb and if you can't find what you're looking for there, you can find a ton of great blogs by certified Cisco engineers.
  • Cisco may be notorious for creating their own proprietary protocols, but for every proprietary protocol they also support the industry standard protocols.
  • Cisco Catalyst switches are genuine workhorses; we still have some switches on our network that are older than 10 years and still performing great!
  • I like the way Catalyst implements vlans; very easy and straightforward
  • I like the stacking capability of Catalyst. it's very easy to configure and you are now managing a single switch, composed of multiple switches
Omar Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

  • It's not a "all in one" platform. Requires many components
  • Softphone GUI could be improved
  • Limited ACD functionality
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

  • Cost. Always the downside with Cisco. The competition is cheaper.
  • Tech support used to be incredible. It is above average now but not like it was 10+ years ago.
  • Better support for third-party cables and SFP/SFP+ would be nice. I hate being warned in the logs that I'm not using a Cisco OEM accessory.
  • I wish they could upgrade the stack without taking the whole stack offline. This is a real issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Cisco has great products, easy to deploy, configure, and manage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
very easy to navigate the CLI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
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Always in stock
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
uptime meets expectations
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 7.8
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Product support is one area that Cisco leads the field in. Other vendors try providing technical support for their products. When I purchase catalyst switches I know that "IF" I where to have a problem with one of my Cisco Catalyst switches that I can either open a TAC case online or over the phone and a knowledgeable person will be able to help me with what ever the issue is.
David Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 8.2
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usually pretty seamless into existing deployments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

Alcatel system already installed and operational upon my arrival at Biron.
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

They are a lot better than the meraki MS switches because they still function and have a console port to configure them off-line and Meraki's fail without the internet access. That being said I personally prefer the nexus switch and the NXOS over IOS. However the Meraki switches are better for a branch location you cannot be at all the time.
Tim Short | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Switch stacking feature is flawless
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

  • Great stability compared to previous telephony platform.
  • Low maintenance costs. Reduced OPEX.
  • Great uptime with few outages.
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

  • It is very reliable, it has never failed so have never had downtime
  • We got a service contract with our partner so we in the case of an incident we are covered
  • Great performance, it does a great job managing our network traffic
humberto martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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