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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 Solaris

For running Oracle databases, Solaris can't be beat. Leveraging Zones allows for virtualization out of the box. In addition, using zones with clustering can make migrating from Solaris 10 to 11 very easy. Finally, in an enterprise environment that requires 24/7 up-time and meeting SLA's, Solaris is a viable and robust choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco IOS

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

Oracle Solaris

  • Database hosting.
  • Storage management via ZFS.
Andrew Buckle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco IOS

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

Oracle Solaris

  • It seems that Solaris is becoming an afterthought at Oracle.
  • Oracle should be more vocal in their commitment to Solaris
  • Support Costs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco IOS

No score
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Oracle Solaris

Oracle Solaris 6.0
Based on 1 answer
You need to take the time to learn it. It is a massive product.
Andrew Buckle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco IOS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Solaris

Oracle Solaris 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The support teams are well trained and responsive. Patches are rolled out regularly and are easy to deploy and backout.
Andrew Buckle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco IOS

No score
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Oracle Solaris

Oracle Solaris 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Stress testing and timing is key. You need test systems that mirror the live environments. User testing must be reflected in peak loads.
Andrew Buckle | 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 Solaris

We also use Linux in our shop. Linux is capable, and a very good OS. Solaris was chosen because we can afford it. Again Linux is capable, but Linux is a disruptive technology i.e. it is a "good enough" Unix.
Anonymous | 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 Solaris

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco IOS

General

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

Cisco IOS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Oracle Solaris

General

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

Oracle Solaris Editions & Modules

Edition
1 Year Subscription$1,000.001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

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