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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

91%
5 Ratings
9.0

Cisco Ethernet Switches

90%
14 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Cisco Ethernet Switches

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

I like the performance of this platform around the establishment of digital operation space. It has enabled our IT team to build an interactive base that links our marketing team to our potential customers. The cost of creating the networking system is lower as compared to most upcoming platforms. I can totally recommend this product to any business organization for reliable networking systems. It has successfully connected our business to cloud networking services.
Mark Allwood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Cisco is a name well known in the IT field. The technology is tried and true and they have built a reputation on a solid platform. Though many people do not like the cost of the devices and the continued fees associated with long term ownership, you get what you pay for. I dont hesitate to recommend Cisco because I know people will get a solid product that will last a long time.
Dean Aceto II | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

  • Many 10GbE SFP+ fiber port options.
  • Can be used in Distribution and Core topologies.
  • Options with 20, 32 and 48 10GbE SFP+ ports.
  • Redundant fans, fonts, and CPU.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • Easy setup and configuration. While the web UI has its quirks, setting up VLANs and other tasks which can be exceedingly complicated on other switches, are much easier on Cisco SG switches. You also have the ability to upload an existing configuration to switches, which can speed up the task of deploying many identical switches.
  • Features for the price. Getting a 48 port L3 switch with PoE+ for less than $2,000 is a great value.
  • Reliability. We have hundreds of the SG switches in dozens of client sites, many in harsh conditions, and they just keep going.
Patrick Plaisance | 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 Ethernet Switches

  • The web UI has taken a turn for the worse with the latest firmware on the SGx50 models -- the bifurcation between basic and advanced modes and the changes to the way VLANs are modified is a step backward in my opinion.
  • The power bricks on smaller models are enormous. I'm sure, however, keeping this circuitry external to the switch is what keeps my switches running year after year in hot environments.
  • Fans can be a bit loud on larger switches -- this is true of pretty much any 1U device though.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Ethernet Switches

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Cisco Ethernet Switches 9.0
Based on 1 answer
for their relialiabilty
Paolo Della Mea | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

Most problems that face our company has been solved by an effective performance of this product. The operation and continuity of our business programs are boosted by great network connections. Alcatel company has been helpful in providing training and development guidelines where possible. The system performance has built a powerful operation base that can identify and provide solutions to business challenges. The digital working base for all our plans has been implemented.
Ganbare Yaki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Cisco is more enterprise level, more reliable, and generally more feature rich but also very expensive. That being said old or refurbished Cisco switches are much more affordable and in comparison to even new switches from the competitor they are still a great value even though they are used. I like Ubiquiti switches as well but Cisco is usually better overall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

  • It has created positive Return on Investment.
  • Our main IT objectives have been achieved.
Mark Allwood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • Failure on Cisco Switches, from my experience, is rare in the first 5 years the device is up.
  • I have see the Cisco 6500 switches go 5 years without a reboot, which is nothing short of amazing.
  • The service that you get is top notch and available 24/7, and you really cannot put a price on that.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

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