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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IOS

Well suited for building management networks across the organization as it has been reliable without much downtime. Since it has great switching qualities, it suites well for data center and end-user connectivity using access switches. It might not be the best for routing, as other XOR software has proven to be superior for routing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

If you are going to deploy Oracle on an Intel or AMD based server then Oracle Linux is by far your best choice. The operating system is built and packaged from the ground up to be the single best and easiest OS for running an Oracle database. But while it may be a custom solution, it's probably 98% or more the same as Redhat and CentOS from an OS admin point of view - so easy to hire resources as any Linux admin can work with Oracle Linux with almost zero changes to their existing practices.
Bert Scalzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco IOS

  • User friendly CLI.
  • Quick fixes for critical bugs.
  • Longer uptime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

  • Oracle Linux is a clone of Red Hat Linux, a well-known version of Linux and is very stable. This helps in maintaining fairly error-free systems.
  • The operating system kernel can be updated without having to reboot the system, a potential time saver.
  • Oracle Linux comes in fairly easy to implement packages that work well with Oracle databases.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco IOS

  • No good element managers like Nokia.
  • Load balancing functionalities are not the best.
  • Memory issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

  • A GUI based editor is something that can come in handy for any developer.
  • Auto update of patching is another feature that can come in handy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco IOS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux 8.2
Based on 1 answer
There has been minimal need for any kind of support for Oracle Linux. The OS is robust and does not require recurring support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco IOS

We have found other Cisco software to be filled with added functionalities as compared to iOS. New NCS software has certain programmability features that are advantageous to legacy iOS software but are more complex to use for some users. Hence, we still have most areas of the network that functions using iOS software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux and Red Hat Linux are very similar, and the both are great choices. Anyway, the out of the box enhancements that come with Oracle Linux is an aspect to consider if you are using Oracle products
Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco IOS

  • Great uptimes on proven availability/reliability.
  • Longevity of these switches ensures great ROI.
  • Easy to learn for new users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

  • Oracle provides very flexible support options.
  • Our objective to reduce cost is fulfilled since it can be used and distributed free of charge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco IOS

General

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

Oracle Linux

General

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

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