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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

Still highly recommend this switch over others. Scalability makes these a great choice. Setup and ease of use make the switches something you can implement very quickly with little downtime. Despite the licensing portion, still highly recommend it.
Lochan Kalicharan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

They are great for any data center or wiring closet but not so week suited for dusty environments as the cooling ports are large enough to let lots of dust inside.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

  • Support of VLAN architecture that in our environment is somewhat complicated
  • Interface well with Fiber backbone provided by third party
  • Secure configuration and operation of network infrastructure
  • Uptime has been outstanding with no outages noted
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

  • They are reliable.
  • They have monitoring features built in.
  • They stack.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

  • The annual support can be a killer for some organizations; buying a hot spare can be more feasible
  • BOM for units should be clearer for the procurement teams
  • Firmware upgrades could be simplified for mid-level techs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

  • The ports are somewhat set back in the chassis making it hard to access the disconnect on the cables.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

They have more robust protocols; also you don't need to pay subscription. Pretty much those switches are configured once.
David Orellana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

HP switches were used in our organization but many of those did not have as many of the features at the lower price point.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

  • The switch is very reliable and for that reason, the operation of a business is very stable and without interruptions.
  • Because it is relatively easy to use, the organization doesn't need very highly qualified engineers.
  • Because of is high price, it is not so good ROI.
Daniel García Arias | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

  • They have all lasted well beyond the 5 year depreciation cycle.
  • They get reused in other projects because they are still a viable solution.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

General

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

General

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

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