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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

88%
38 Ratings
8.6

Ruckus ICX Switches

86%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.2

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

82%
5 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

100%
3 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.1

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

95%
15 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.3

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

73%
1 Rating

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

73%
1 Rating

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

82%
2 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.3

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

73%
1 Rating

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

One of the best switch series available today from Cisco is the Catalyst 9300 Series [Switches]. They work as well as other Cisco enterprise products and are just as dependable. It's difficult to just turn these things on and forget about them with the new licensing model. After inserting the smart-licensing token into the switch, one of two options must be granted: internet access or no internet access. We will have to purchase three years of auto-renewing DNA licensing and licensing is a costly venture. Nonetheless, I have yet to encounter anything that I do not enjoy. Since the deployments, we've had a period of trouble-free operation.
Mst Rahima Khatun | 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 9300 Series Switches

  • [Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches] provide[s] a stable, reliable switching platform. Typically I end up deploying these and once the configuration is dialed into what the need is I rarely ever have to bother with them again!
  • Multi-speed interfaces are handy if you are using newer Cisco APs.
  • StackPower cables give interesting power sharing options for 9300s living in the same space.
Derek Benson | 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 9300 Series Switches

  • Ability to do routing network packets.
  • Servers, printer and PCs have been able to connect to the each other via the Cisco Switch.
  • The price a little bit high.
  • Strong security, advanced QoS, comprehensive IPv6 support, Layer 3 static routing, and true stacking.
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 9300 Series Switches

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Catalyst 9300 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 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 8.2
Based on 5 answers
Catalyst isn't even the family, it's bigger than that. The current "family" is the catalyst 9000 series. And Cisco keeps pushing the edge of the envelope with each new family.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I love them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 9.1
Based on 2 answers
If you install the C9300 as a switch stack, the availability is amazing. This can even be a power stack setup, where the chassis power supplies can provide power redundancy for the other member switch chassis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 9.1
Based on 2 answers
The C9300 is surfficiently spec'ed to support all the features it provides. We haven't yet experienced any hardware limitations, unless there's a loop in the network, which spanning-tree should take care of anyway
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 9.5
Based on 15 answers
Honestly it really depends on who is going to take your case. You may need to contact your Cisco account manager if you don't get good support from the TAC.
Lately the 3850 and 9300 switches are affected by several bugs and sometimes it is frustrating when it's faster if you research the problem by yourself instead of rely on Cisco support. On the other hand I found also some really talented people in the cisco support team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Cisco Networking Academy partners with many local Colleges and High Schools to provide great hands-on training. You do need to drive to learn the topic. The in-class session only go so far. You really need to apply this to the real world. Cisco makes it easy for business to connect via CLC or Cisco Learning Credits.
Justin McDermott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Our training for Cisco switches came from a third party instructor, e.g. CBT Nuggets. This was general training on switches and not in particular only the C9300 series. Nevertheless any hands-on experience from any other Cisco switching platform, will make you feel very acquainted with the C9300. The new switch platform just enables more perfomance and features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It's essential to spend a few weeks on a Proof of Concept/Value test, to ensure that the equipment is ready for production. It's extremely hard to revert back to older hardware later. This testing period will also be a great opportunity for hardware burn-in, which will reveal any potential hardware failure due to production defects, etc
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

We used HP ProCurves at our old office. They offered cheap switching, lots of ports, and lifetime warranties, but you realistically got what you paid for. They were often times confounding, and much more difficult to integrate together and with our firewalls. QoS was pretty much a lost cause on them. We also had many issues with dead ports. While they were covered under warranty, having to take an entire 48 port module offline to get the defective port replaced was quite cumbersome and caused some outages.The inability to push multiple VLAN's across a single port was also a huge impediment, necessitating two ports per cube, whereas we can accomplish the same thing with one port per desk with the Catalyst 9300's
Kurt Ferguson | 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

Scalability

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It seems like a very robust platform, which Cisco is constantly evolving with new features and possibilities. The standard network module gives the opportunity to customize the uplink interfaces, in both bandwidth and SFP type
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

  • The list price of the switch is almost equivalent to the cost for the previous Catalyst Switch models, which is good for the business financial plan.
  • The dedicated management switch port is much easier for out-of-band management purposes.
  • Catalyst 9300 is not compatible with the old switch model, which is a bit challenging for migration in some situations.
Roger Qian | 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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