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Score 6.4 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

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 3000 Series Switches

After working with these switches for a few years I can say I am overall happy with how they work. Getting them setup was a little more difficult than when I setup Nexus 5000 series switches. There seemed to be syntax issues as well as some buggy code that stopped me from doing some very basic things. I did set these up with two in one data center, and two on another to work together with load balancers for servers and VDI. Once they were setup they can be a nearly set it and forget it. They run fast and I have had no issues with them keeping the network up 24x7x365 for years. They can have maintenance done during windows but other than that, I have not had any issues since the initial deployment several years ago. I would not recommend someone trying to replace a core switch with these switches. They really should be kept in the data center, and use a switch that has been designed for more core functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

  • Access switch
  • Dark fiber
  • Trunk
Damien GUESDON | 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 3000 Series Switches

  • If you are on the wrong code it can be buggy
  • When deploying, one switch was bricked (dead) during an upgrade of the NX-OS, and had to be replaced
  • If you are not familiar with NX-OS it can be difficult to configure
  • They lack some of the functionality that the Nexus 9k has
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches 9.1
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These switches are very fast. They've been designed to work within the data center. We connect them to Cisco UCS-B Mini servers with the storage being directly attached. They are able to handle the data traffic pretty easily. We can also move servers pretty fast from data center to data center without overloading them. This has allowed our company to stay running during any kind of conditional outage. We have come to really rely on them for business continuity.
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 3000 Series Switches

We work in a full Cisco environment, so everything works like a charm.
Damien GUESDON | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

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Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The Nexus 3000 series switches are data center switches, so I would say they have similar security ability to other switches in this segment. I don't have a lot of experience doing more than basic ACL security on switches, but I know these can be integrated into other security solutions like Cisco ISE and 802.1x authentication. It could also be integrated into an ACI solution to add micro segmentation, which would bring in other security functions.
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 3000 Series Switches

  • Price
  • Durable
  • Few maintenance actions
Damien GUESDON | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch

General

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

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

General

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

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