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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 Nexus

Cisco Nexus is well suited for data centers more than end-users and has very robust capabilities that can be very helpful. But on the downside, knowing what "feature set" to enable or the syntax to enable to proper feature and the licensing to use that feature can take some help from a vendor or someone who really knows Cisco licensing.
Tim Short | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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

Cisco Nexus

  • These switches are easily programmable. If you are looking at SDN but aren't quite there yet, this switch line is a great starting point. They support DevOps tools, which make automation extremely quick and efficient.
  • There are so many options in this product line, making Nexus a great switch for pretty much any deployment. You can stack switches or use the modular switch, whatever fits your need.
  • These switches support VXLAN, allowing for a multi-tenant network environment, and is perfect for cloud services.
Anonymous | 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 Nexus

  • Cisco still lacks a unified operating system across platforms. So command sets are often wildly different.
  • Cisco Nexus still lacks a basic commit, deploy, fallback options to config deployment. They still force you to set a 'reload timer' (or some other [absurd]) remote recovery method. They have deployed this on their ASRs, why not here?
  • Modes are exclusive, meaning if you want to run in CLI mode, you can't leverage any of the ACI infrastructure or vice-versa.
  • While cheap for connectivity, their feature set isn't the best for campus style deployments.
Collin Lichtenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus

Cisco Nexus 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Its perfect
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus

Cisco Nexus 7.6
Based on 3 answers
Highly recommended for Data Center networks with a multi-vendor environment. As part of ACI, it natively integrates with the whole solution providing multi-speed ports with 1/10/25/50/100/400G types.Also, the platform that supports the application-centric and software-defined network concept that allows the data center network to be accessible and stretched across multiple locations with seamless data center operations and maintenance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus

Cisco Nexus 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Our network is very well design. Any components or device failure. Doesn't affect network availability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus

Cisco Nexus 10.0
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Loading time doesn't matter. Loss less switching matters.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus

Cisco Nexus 8.4
Based on 9 answers
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Cisco support is really good at being quick with their replies until they discover it's not a "network-down emergency." They start by immediately responding to your e-mails & inquiries, and the minute they discover that it's not a huge deal the tech-support employee "goes on vacation," defers you to someone else, and that person immediately takes three days to answer any e-mails... and then he just asks for different outputs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus

Cisco Nexus 8.0
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Trainer didn't has good handon experience.. he was bookish trainer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus

Never had it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus

Cisco Nexus 10.0
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MPBGP VXLAN fabirc was implemented with multi vrf bgp over external links to our IP core
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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

Cisco Nexus

Cisco Nexus has a few competitors out there like BigSwitch, Extreme Networks, and others. While I don't have a lot of experience with any of their competitors, and I don't feel like it would be fair to say exclusively that Cisco Nexus is the best data center switch out there, I will say that Cisco has been around the network game for a long time. Their products perform and often surpass expectations. Also, with the upcoming and current state of the data center, SDN Cisco has not been left behind. Usually, when a company gets as big as Cisco has, they neglect innovation. This isn't the case with Cisco, and I expect they'll be able to keep up or surpass any competitor out there for the foreseeable future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus

Cisco Nexus 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Cisco offer scalable design using there best practices design guides.
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 Nexus

  • Nexus has allowed us to reduce the time needed to create and maintain data network configurations.
  • We're able to optimize application performance much better in the Nexus product line than under comparable IOS-based devices.
  • The cost of implementing and maintaining a Nexus-based environment is significantly higher than IOS-based equivalent devices.
Josh Haberman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

General

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

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Editions & Modules

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Cisco Nexus

General

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

Cisco Nexus Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$49.00
Maximum Price$200,000.00
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