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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches and Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

89%
30 Ratings
9.4

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

94%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

91%
1 Rating
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

91%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.1

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

81%
2 Ratings
8.6

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

86%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

82%
2 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

91%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

The Cisco Catalyst 3550 Series switches are really well designed for access switches. Means connecting end-users or hosts in a simple manner. They are powerful, offering good PoE performance and overall good performance (no CPU issue, no memory leak), and the IOS-XE is pretty stable on a daily basis
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst [6800 Series] Switches provide good selection of models with various port densities and capabilities. We use Catalyst switches in most location in various functional setups. Chassis switches in Data Centers, stacks of multiple switches at many locations within campus, 24-48 port models at larger branches for routing and switching.
Jurek Plona | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

  • It's so seamless that our users forget there's even a network. Also, slowness is no longer an issue | Hacen que el usuario se olvide de que existe una red. Nadie se queja de lentitud.
  • It's easy to implement virtual networks and access lists. | Es posible implementar facilmente redes virtuales y listas de acceso.
  • We get the support and attention we need, when we need it. | Tenemos el soporte y la atencion que necesitamos cuando lo requerimos.
Orlando Mendoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

  • In general Cisco Catalyst Switches are a nice piece of kit both in hardware and software.
  • You can keep these guys running for years without nary a reboot necessary.
  • Even if you have to reboot you have multiple fail overs and redundancies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

  • Price. There are competitors that provide similar service levels at the most reasonable prices.
  • The innovation of emerging technology in areas of network management and integration.
  • Model numbers can be confusing when wanting to find exactly what you need.
  • Cisco IOS feature sets are even more confusing than the model numbers
  • Be ware of IOS bug(s) that could affect your infrastructure. But every vendor will have them
Graham Murison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

  • There are some known bugs that cause interface errors and are listed as "cosmetic" and they do not plan to address them. This makes troubleshooting very difficult to determine what are real errors and what are cosmetic.
  • We have had a few batches that get stuck in random reboots.
  • Cisco foolishly has discontinued R&D for this line of Catalyst when they were finally showing some innovation that set them apart from other vendors.
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Catalyst switches are the primary devices we use to deliver networking services to our employees and allow the citizens to access county services.
Bryan Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Because they work well at what they do. They are highly innovative with their hub and spoke firmware deployment. Once again Cisco was extremely stupid to stop R and D on them.
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Based on my previous experience with other vendors, Cisco is worlds apart. I can manage every feature I need with great flexibility.Other vendors that only provide web UI, limited functionality exists.The other benefit is that since Cisco has been a strong player for so long, their training is being done in some high schools now expanding the knowledge to more of the workforce.
Graham Murison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Cisco Catalyst switches are the standard for usability. The Cisco command line is 1 of 2 formats for a command line interface in the computer networking industry. They literally define the standard for the industry, so naturally the usability is going to be high -- simply because that's what everyone uses. I rated them as 9 because they have some consistency issues within the IOS for different versions/platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches 8.2
Based on 2 answers
TAC is awesome but we have had a few techs that were unaware of what a specific product was.
Bryan Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches 9.1
Based on 4 answers
They are easy to get a hold of and are very effective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

We have used general-purpose budget switches in the past to power our CCTV network and have suffered multiple failures and throughput issues. Most of the products did not live up to their specifications when it came to throughput and operating environment. We were not receiving the assurance level needed for this critical part of our infrastructure, and were looking to upgrade. After using Cisco for several rollouts, we have seen a drastic improvement in uptime and performance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

The Juniper lineup offers better pricing versus the Cisco line up but you do definitely lose some hardware prowess, and stability that you can count on with Cisco devices. Also the support is not as robust from Juniper as it can take longer and be more frustrating getting a support ticket going with them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

  • They just work. When expanding the network, we can be up and running quickly.
  • They're a little more expensive than other options but are more than worth it.
  • Always back up your configurations. We have had multiple examples where they lose them during upgrades.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

  • It's all about making the right choice in the right time. Let's face it - CISCO Catalyst switches are not cheap. But if you take the time to research and design your network the ROI rate will be faster than you imagine. Having a stable and scalable network is the most important aspect of Catayst - upgrading the core and backbone infrastructure allows you to push the older devices to the outer edges of the network or to new, under/undeveloped regions.
Ivan Tushev | TrustRadius Reviewer

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