Arista 7000 series vs. Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Arista 7000 series
Score 7.8 out of 10
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The Arista 7000 series is a line of networking switches, from Arista in Santa Clara, California.N/A
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
Score 9.8 out of 10
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Cisco offers the Catalyst 9200 series of campus LAN switches.N/A
Pricing
Arista 7000 seriesCisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Arista 7000 seriesCisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Arista 7000 seriesCisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
Arista 7000 seriesCisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Arista 7000 seriesCisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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7.5
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Arista 7000 seriesCisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
Arista Networks
Core and data center applications are the strengths of Arista products. The distribution layer is also a good fit. For the access layer, it would be more of a niche product.
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Cisco
The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are a good fit for access layer needs. Put them on the edge of your network and you will have what you need to connect a physical device to your network. I would not deploy them in places at the core of a network. They can be used in data centers as an edge connection device.
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Pros
Arista Networks
  • The 7304's along side our core network design has provided 100% uptime during the 5 years of deployment.
  • The multi-chassis LAG has provided near 100% connectivity to the distribution and access switches.
  • Very low maintenance attention is needed.
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Cisco
  • high forwarding // high forwarding
  • posee la capacidad de convertirse tambien en un WLC // Has the ability to become a WLC as well
  • posee puertos UPOE que pueden ser usados para varios dispositivos finales. // It has UPOE ports that can be used for multiple end user devices
  • capacidad de expansion con modulos adicionales // The ability to scale up/expand using additional modules
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Cons
Arista Networks
  • The 7304's lack a graceful non-intrusive upgrade method even though they are dual supervisor.
  • I would like to see more integration with Aruba's ClearPass and Airwave products.
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Cisco
  • Que los precios sean mejorados para ser mas competitivos // More competitive prices/cost
  • Generar mas marketing y promocion de los nuevos equipos // Create more marketing and promotional features about new equipment
  • Liberar de licencias obligatorias en los equipos // Release obligatory licenses for businesses
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Likelihood to Renew
Arista Networks
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Cisco
We have now bought 468 switches, and we will most likely continue using this series, because it is the switch that is the cheapest for our needs. Maybe for some specific use cases, we will use the Catalyst 9300 series. Because we are more pressed on manpower, that money, we stick with what works.
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Usability
Arista Networks
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Cisco
These are very handy switches as they are easy to deploy / use and fulfill all needs related to access layer switches.
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Reliability and Availability
Arista Networks
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Cisco
Haven't had an issue with these switches yet.
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Performance
Arista Networks
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Cisco
Accessing resources is very fast. We were able to deploy computer images in half the time it would take with our old hardware.
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Support Rating
Arista Networks
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Cisco
Not Applicable
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Implementation Rating
Arista Networks
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Cisco
Very easy to port configurations and deploy.
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Alternatives Considered
Arista Networks
I have used the Catalyst 6500 series in the past. From my point of view, the Arista surpasses the Catalyst on just about every front. Originally we were planning on implementing the Nexus 7000/7700 series switches for our core. Though a little more feature rich, it did not provide features we needed that the Arista did. The Nexus also was a confusing and complex platform to work with. Also, the Nexus was a significantly more expensive solution. Although very happy with the Arista switches we may evaluate the Aruba HPE 8400 chassis-based switches along with Arista switches in the future.
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Cisco
The functions on Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are very responsive and its notification functions are very active and reliable in producing effective new updates on any detected data threats across the entire network flow even the network speed reports are easily presented by its alert functionalities and data analytics are impressive.
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Scalability
Arista Networks
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Cisco
I was able to deploy the switches to 10 Labs in less than a week by myself.
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Return on Investment
Arista Networks
  • The Arista 7000 series met or exceed our data center switching and routing needs.
  • It provided a more cost effective alternative to other products we were considering.
  • Implementation was quick and easy due to the simple standards-based configuration.
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Cisco
  • The positive thing is that because it has a redundant power supply, you can have users staying on for all the time. If you have a power interruption or something and you have both power supply A and B, then you're option to, you don't need users to log off or they're being cut off because you have to replace something or do something.
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