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Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

87%
12 Ratings
8.6

Ruckus ICX Switches

86%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

100%
1 Rating

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

87%
12 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

100%
1 Rating

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

100%
1 Rating

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

These switches are extremely affordable and do a very good job of providing multiple network drops and connectivity for labs, classrooms, and offices. Since they do provide PoE, they are excellent candidates for offices that require PoE for VOIP phones as well. They are easily managed and are great "replacement" switches. We have used them in certain scenarios where Access Points require PoE. In some instances, we have had to add a power brick, (long runs) but they will support AP's. A little more power per port would be better, but depending on the situation, they will work. Overall, I'd say they are a very good solution and would have no problem recommending them.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

I love this switch for access and aggregate, especially due to the lack of needing reboots. [Other systems require this] reliable and stable platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

  • SFP for both (Fiber & Coper)
  • C1000 gig ports are very useful for wireless AP's and smooth connectivity
  • VLAN Management is outstanding
  • RSTP
  • NTP
Irfan Mew | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

  • Not the most recognisable brand in networking
  • Lack some of the product diversity that other vendors offer
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

Starting Price

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Ruckus ICX Switches

General

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

Starting Price

$835

Ruckus ICX Switches Editions & Modules

Edition
Compact Switch$835.00
Port Switch$1,000.00
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They are consistently reliable and this switch in particular is a very affordable solution. We can place the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches gear in areas that we normally would not place a switch because it is affordable enough to make it justifiable. And because it is a reliable solution, we are confident it will continue to provide service over the long haul.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches 8.7
Based on 12 answers
With some great features like PoE, it makes easy to install the switch in our network. You can install it anywhere you have a network socket. The fanless design is also one of the key features because it consumes much less power.
Zahid Zahoor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I honestly have not had to call upon Cisco support for any of our [Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches] we've deployed at this point.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation of the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches is fairly seamless, especially if you are familiar with Cisco products. We have had Brocade switch gear in place too, and the differences between the manufacturers [are] not a major issue.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

We have used 3Com and Broadcom switches in the past, and while they delivered more 'bang for your buck', they did not provide us with the level of assurance that we have gotten from Cisco products. In particular, higher failure rates and unsatisfactory support experiences led us to explore other options, and we eventually settled on Cisco.
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

  • Positive impact is smooth connectivity, no downtime in production area at all
  • Management of VLAN in the production area where we required multiple connectivity
  • Security feature is awesome in different scenarios
  • Negative impact is due to the licensing cost being too high we are thinking about other products with the same features but a lower licensing cost
Irfan Mew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

  • These switches are very good in the virtual environment. We have a highly reliable network in part because of these switches
  • The high uptime allows the business to offer reliable always-on connectivity to our clients
  • Speeds are fantastic, especially in a big data environment where speed is crucial to our remote client base
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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