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Score 8.8 out of 100

Cisco NX-OS

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CentOS Linux

I have been a CentOS user for over 10 years and remain loyal to the core OS. When it comes to stability and speed, there's no other OS I'd recommend over it. I base this recommendation on my personal experience, as I have multiple development and production servers running the CentOS software today. It's running on newer and older hardware with ease, and the price is right!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS is designed to run on data centre switches, and for me the key benefit is the ability to merge Ethernet and fire channel management into a single switch hence reducing cabling and management. However we don't require fibre channel at present so these are just being used for the fact they offer 10GbE on every port, which is still a useful feature in the data centre core.Given we don't use the fibre channel features, having to learn the difference in commands from iOS is a little frustrating at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CentOS Linux

  • First of all, CentOS is one of the most secure and stable OSes straits from the box.
  • High performance on the average hardware.
  • In most of my scenarios—easy and quick deployment.
  • Huge KB community that helps to build and support different services on CentOS.
  • Versions lifecycle.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco NX-OS

  • easy to configure
  • easy to configure and deploy the VPC technology
  • easy of administering the nx-os and overall easy configuration and support available
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CentOS Linux

  • To maintain maximum stability, software packages may not be the latest and greatest versions but you can easily compile their source code yourself if a packaged version is missing certain functionality.
  • Sometimes, the major version releases of CentOS may be delayed in delivery due to the project's infrastructure limitations. RHEL sets the cadence and others like CentOS and Oracle Enterprise Linux follow soon after.
  • As it's meant for server installations, personal computer and laptop peripherals that sport the latest technologies might not be supported right away.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco NX-OS

  • Stability of the software (in the early days).
  • Lacks some of the features of regular IOS.
  • The command syntax is sometimes just that little bit different from iOS, causing issues for automation, scripting, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CentOS Linux

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Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
NX-OS has many similarities with the traditional IOS which is quite beneficial when it comes to configuration and learning. As a native Linux system, there are a lot of tools and features that can be enabled for any use case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CentOS Linux

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Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 7.9
Based on 7 answers
Our switches running NX-OS have provided solid consistent throughput. We haven't had any issues with it not being able to handle what we threw at it. The latency is extremely low. It also has multiple management options that we hope to pursue in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CentOS Linux

CentOS Linux 8.4
Based on 10 answers
Again, written documentation is excellent, even on the older versions. The support community is the best. It is comprehensive and I would say that it global because it transcends national boundaries. Also, you find all types of people using CentOS to do all sorts of things so you are bound to find someone to talk to if there are problems.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Cisco support never fails me. In terms of timely response, no one is on par with them. They really value the impact of having technical issues and potential business stoppage. Also, their support staff are well equipped with knowledge and skills and easily resolve the most common incidents. Most of the time, we can resolve an issue by just calling them once.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CentOS Linux

Over the period CentOS improved in the terms of offering essential and required features and GUI interface. Now CentOS offers 10 years of security patch updates which help to make it more secure and ideal for application development and runningCentOS is now widely use all across the globe hence there is a broad community of developers and users who share intelligence and other issues regularly increasing its overall value as a preferred OS
Sonu Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco NX-OS

We studied the solutions from both vendors but we went for Cisco because it's powerful out of the box and has great support. It's also easy to find knowledge and support communities, and we already had a relationship with Cisco.
Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CentOS Linux

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Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 7.9
Based on 7 answers
Security is something I know Cisco take seriously and there are many security features across all their devices. I don't think features like zero-trust are enabled by default though, so it does require reading the relevant guide and applying commands that suit your environment which can mean the implementation is not always as robust as intended.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CentOS Linux

  • Since CentOS is free, our developers and engineers can use it without regard for dipping into project budgets.
  • We can spin up a CentOS VM, use it and then destroy it without having to worry about licensing headaches.
  • CentOS can run on just about any hardware platform: server, laptop, old hardware, etc. so that makes it less expensive in that we don't have to buy specialized hardware for it.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco NX-OS

  • It is serving the purpose from last few years.
  • Need to spend multiple manpower cycles to do the reload/code upgrades.
  • We need to request for downtime from the user to do the reload/code upgrades.
Ramesh Kaka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CentOS Linux

General

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

Cisco NX-OS

General

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

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