3 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches are very well suited for a DC environment
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Cisco Optical Networking

Cisco Optical Networking solutions typically does well in long-range DWDM installs, and with recent improvements with IP/Optical convergence, it might be a good solution for eVPN leaf-spine architecture. We think it is not appropriate for edge installs which require mux and demux, as it is not very cost-effective.
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Pros

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • VPC
  • low latency
  • rest API
  • telemetry
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Cisco Optical Networking

  • Convergence of IP and optical networking
  • Port scalability especially using 400G ports
  • Packet Optical solution
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Cons

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • less bugs
  • less bugs
  • less bugs
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Cisco Optical Networking

  • Bugs on software IOS XR
  • Migration from legacy gears
  • Cost of NCS and new gen is too steep compared to competitors
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

It is clear that Nexus 9000 switches are built for DC, with specific features and hardware for DC, while Catalyst 9300 is a campus switch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Optical Networking

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • hard to comment
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Cisco Optical Networking

  • Reduced price/port has helped to increase capacity
  • Cheaper port cost has enhanced more redundancy and lesser downtime
  • Optical Network management has lowered man-power for maintenance
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Pricing Details

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

General

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

Cisco Optical Networking

General

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

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