7 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Well suited for small to medium office spaces. This is not a switch you'd put in your data center, as it misses a redundant power supply or complex failover mechanisms. It does come with port-trunking, VLAN, etc. which makes it still very versatile. If you're comfortable on the console or use configuration management tools you'll get your network set up in no time.
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Ruckus ICX Switches

I am a fan of the Ruckus ICX switching portfolio and often position them to my customers. They're biggest advantage is that they have centralised management from a web interface which is much easier to use than having to remember complex command line interfaces such as Cisco, HP and Dell.
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

  • Excellent throughput/performance.
  • High resilience/reliability.
  • Best-in-class enterprise support.
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Ruckus ICX Switches

  • They are relatively easy to configure and to maintain.
  • They have all of the high-end configuration capabilities as Cisco switches.
  • The switches have excellent performance and reliability.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

  • If you're not used to how Cisco names stuff you might search a while to find the right option.
  • Sometimes active- and backup configuration can be a bit confusing.
  • The price tag is rather high. You might be able to save with cheaper brands if you don't need all the features it offers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

  • Licensing for the 10GB ports is a bit pricey, but that was 5 years ago, so things may have changed
  • The CLI commands are slightly different than typical Cisco commands
  • Their rack mounting was not the prettiest in the world
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches 8.5
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We have found that Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series switches are highly optimized pieces of hardware that are perfect for their target environments. Smaller, simpler designs allow for more relaxed network room/cabinet requirements and PoE functionality have even allowed for micro-segmentation of CCTV and VoIP devices in certain areas without the need for additional hardware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

The decision for Cisco was mostly because the remainder of our infrastructure is already from Cisco. This allowed an easy integration and didn't require any training. Also, Cisco offers premium support--also in cases of a hardware fault for example.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

The switching holds up well against HP, Extreme, Juniper, et. al at the edge. Cost is also a huge factor, and played a part in the purchase. Not just for the switches themselves, but also optics can be purchased at a discount. Service delivery has been fantastic, and in 3 years I've not had to replace any of the brocade switches I've purchased.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

  • Improved uptime
  • Improved scheduled/unscheduled maintenance times.
  • Improved assurance for critical business functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

  • As a service offering help customers focus their energy on more productive tasks
  • Initial outlay is less than competitors
  • Reliability keeps the business running
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

General

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

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches Editions & Modules

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Ruckus ICX Switches

General

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

Ruckus ICX Switches Editions & Modules

Edition
Compact Switch$835.00
Port Switch$1,000.00
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