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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco IOS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Cisco IOS

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Oracle Solaris

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco IOS

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Oracle Solaris

50%
1 Rating

Usability

Cisco IOS

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Oracle Solaris

60%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco IOS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Oracle Solaris

80%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco IOS

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Oracle Solaris

60%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

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.
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Oracle

Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers. Supports a wide range of hardware. The Stability of the solution is great. The documentation does not support some solutions, and there are no other options. Most of the product is still command-line, despite the fact that they've got a graphical user interface in some areas. For some reason, core administration is still done via command-line.
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Pros

Cisco

  • User friendly CLI.
  • Quick fixes for critical bugs.
  • Longer uptime.
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Oracle

  • Live update for patching in conjunction with the package management functions. This ability to rollback is very convenient.
  • dTrace
  • Built in compliance testing.
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Cons

Cisco

  • No good element managers like Nokia.
  • Load balancing functionalities are not the best.
  • Memory issues.
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Oracle

  • Takes time to learn.
  • Integration into Microsoft's Active Directory.
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Pricing Details

Cisco IOS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco IOS editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Oracle Solaris

    Starting Price

    $0 per year

    Editions & Modules

    Oracle Solaris editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    1 Year Subscription$1,000.001

    Footnotes

    1. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Cisco

    No answers on this topic

    Oracle

    You need to take the time to learn it. It is a massive product.
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    Support Rating

    Cisco

    No answers on this topic

    Oracle

    The support teams are well trained and responsive. Patches are rolled out regularly and are easy to deploy and backout.
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    Implementation Rating

    Cisco

    No answers on this topic

    Oracle

    Stress testing and timing is key. You need test systems that mirror the live environments. User testing must be reflected in peak loads.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco

    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.
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    Oracle

    Oracle Solaris is Scalable, have a good patching capability and secure by default. You want to have something that's up and running and stable, something that's not going to crash. But if we do have an issue, we can get somebody for technical support who can help us work through the problems.
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    Return on Investment

    Cisco

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

    • It just runs like a top, this mean TCO is low
    • We've not had issues with Solaris running on Sparc.
    • Reliability is above reproach.
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