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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

The controller is well suited for our environment where the number of users fluctuates and varies heavily by the day and also on the hours. Due to its versatility, it integrates well with the other servers and with the routers adapted to the main systems.
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Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

Back in the day these were really well priced, and had some amazing coverage. After using newer Cisco gear, while more expensive, they dont shine so brightly anymore. They did have trouble under load as well. I would recommend them to someone only if they were really constrained in their budget for wifi equipment.
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Pros

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Cloud-based, no appliance needed, no hardware cost
  • Supports any x86 architectures, Cisco, HP, IBM any server to be used to deploy this controller virtually
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Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

  • Great pricing structure
  • Licensing was easy and straight forward
  • Interface was quick and simple
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Cons

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Documentation
  • Analytics
  • Licensing model
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

  • Bug patches were always a problem to do
  • Support was rarely helpeful
  • It seemed they stopped releasing fixes for many bugs we encountered so we had to live with them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller 8.2
Based on 3 answers
The device allows for a high range of control and evaluation processes that generate a positive impact on the quality and clarity of the communications. Lack of repetitive errors is another aspect that it is highly valued by the IT experts when compared with similar products of the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

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Performance

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller 8.5
Based on 3 answers
As with any system, one should think about implementing the controllers in a highly available fashion, that way if one controller is upgraded, all the Access points can be moved to the 2nd controller and then post-upgrade, the APs can be moved back to the original controller. That way little downtime can be achieved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

There is no room of comparison with the older AirOS. The 9800 series is built over a complete new architecture, the whole point of this HW is to learn from the AirOS mistakes and never do them again. With new technology comes new challenges, which in my opinion, is licensing. I chose this platform because Cisco are moving there.
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Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Maintenance
  • Acquisition cost
  • Quality
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Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

  • A bit more time troubleshooting client disconnects
  • Money saved on the more expensive hardware
  • Frustration with support on many occasions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

General

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

Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

General

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

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