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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Catalyst Switches are best suited for any office or space that requires hardwired connections for a device to communicate with another device whether it be locally another end client or someone or something across the world or down the block. About the only place, I could imagine not using catalyst would be in dense data centers where a nexus infrastructure would be more suitable.
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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

al existir diferentes tipos de empresas de varios tamanos y objetivos los SW catalyst permiten esa versatilidad de funciones para seguir creciendo, puede darse el caso que se requiera agregar un nuevo sw y sin problema este puede desplegarse en la red o en un stack complemento a los equipos existentes.As there are different types of enterprises of different sizes and objectives, the SW catalyst allows for versatility of functions so as to continue to grow, it may be the case that is required to add a new switch, and without problem this can be deployed in the network or in a stack as a complement to the existing equipment.
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Pros

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

  • I haven't worked on many other brands of routers/switches, but I can say with certainty that Cisco's IOS network operating system is very well written. Using the question mark helps you find a command or complete its options very easily.
  • Cisco's Catalyst documentation is superb and if you can't find what you're looking for there, you can find a ton of great blogs by certified Cisco engineers.
  • Cisco may be notorious for creating their own proprietary protocols, but for every proprietary protocol they also support the industry standard protocols.
  • Cisco Catalyst switches are genuine workhorses; we still have some switches on our network that are older than 10 years and still performing great!
  • I like the way Catalyst implements vlans; very easy and straightforward
  • I like the stacking capability of Catalyst. it's very easy to configure and you are now managing a single switch, composed of multiple switches
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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • They can be data stacked which is a huge plus when needing multiple switches in a cabinet.
  • These switches are able to do POE on every port which is great so we can plug any device into the switch POE or not and it will work for that device.
  • It has a network modular slot where you can add a copper or fiber modular and they have an option for port count too. It is nice to have options so you can get the right port for the deployment.
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Cons

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

  • They are light weight switches so will be not used for the core/distribution at large sites
  • They have limited fiber ports, so can't be used in the fiber heavy environment
  • Throughput is also low compared to other series of cisco switches
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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • 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

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
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Cisco has great products, easy to deploy, configure, and manage
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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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Usability

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
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very easy to navigate the CLI
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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
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Always in stock
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Performance

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
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uptime meets expectations
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Support

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 8.1
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Product support is one area that Cisco leads the field in. Other vendors try providing technical support for their products. When I purchase catalyst switches I know that "IF" I where to have a problem with one of my Cisco Catalyst switches that I can either open a TAC case online or over the phone and a knowledgeable person will be able to help me with what ever the issue is.
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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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Implementation

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 8.2
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usually pretty seamless into existing deployments
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

These devices are used in my organization as access layer equipment. Tests were carried out on these devices with 3750 equipment and were not functional for large capacity issues. Therefore, stack batteries were removed and replaced with 2960X stack batteries, but only as an access layer because they do not have several capacities that we require for our organization.
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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

We selected the 9200 because of the setup. The virtual stack supports the HA capabilities and maintains the cluster instance in case of failure. The 9200 is a great switch.
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Scalability

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
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Switch stacking feature is flawless
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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

  • Getting more than 10 years out of our switches has more than met our ROI.
  • The Catalyst 2900 series (Layer 2 only) is well priced and has saved us money, compared to buying the considerably more expensive L3 switches.
  • When we were purchasing the 3700 series, the switches were so expensive we had trouble getting the budget to upgrade them. Make sure you actually need L3 switches at the access level before purchasing them!
  • Since we are a Cisco shop, the Catalyst works exceptionally well with our Cisco CallManager, Nexus switches, and wireless environment
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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • The licensing structure has changed over the past year and it has become more expensive.
  • The support has declined over the past year while the fees have increased. I understand wanting the end-user to learn to troubleshoot however when you are paying for a support plan only to be sent a PDF document it's frustrating.
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Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

General

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

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

General

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

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