Cisco NX-OS vs. Fedora Linux

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco NX-OS
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Cisco NX-OS is a network operating system presented as a solution to help network operations move at the speed of business, with comprehensive automation, extensive visibility, and flexible open architectures for data center networks. NX-OS is the network operating system for all fabric architectures, from traditional L2/L3 to overlay-based fabrics.Cisco NX-OS powers the modern data center.N/A
Fedora Linux
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Fedora Linux is a Linux distribution supported by the Fedora Project. Fedora is available in a number of different editions, including: Fedora CoreOS, an automatically-updating, minimal operating system for running containerized workloads securely and at scale. Fedora Workstation for laptop and desktop computers, with a complete set of tools for developers. Fedora Server for data centers. Fedora IoT for IoT ecosystems. Fedora…N/A
Pricing
Cisco NX-OSFedora Linux
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses

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Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco NX-OSFedora Linux
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(14 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Performance
9.7
(11 ratings)
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Support Rating
7.9
(3 ratings)
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Product Scalability
7.3
(11 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Cisco NX-OSFedora Linux
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
This easy solution can be a great help for the big companies on easy multiple data processing and effective networking solutions for the various departments and also generating the real-time data reports with Cisco NX-OS is excellent. For the new users, it takes no time to become a pro on full manipulation of the features and offer the best and quality management services.
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Open Source
For experimental use, test lab situations, or very special-purpose tasks, Fedora [Linux] is an excellent choice. We are almost exclusively a CentOS shop for our production stuff, but in labs, we take more risks with things like Ubuntu or Fedora. It's not as appropriate as CentOS for production level endeavors, but it lets us know "this is where we could be going" when we engage in r&d tasks.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Cisco NX-OS is very simple to use and user friendly CLI
  • NX-OS has a modular config so easy to configure.
  • NX-OS comes up with copp policy where we can define most of our system level ontrols instead of defining separate ACLs
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Open Source
  • Better cutting-edge software packages than RHEL/CentOS
  • Better for an R&D platform than other systems
  • Combines the stability of RHEL/CentOS-style systems with more experimental software
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Cons
Cisco
  • Being used to Catalyst IOS the change in some commands gets annoying
  • It also came with a new license model compared to IOS devices
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Open Source
  • Stability. It's good, but it's not anything like CentOS for stability
  • End-user usability. It has a few glaring holes here and there with UI/UX
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Usability
Cisco
NX-OS has many similarities with the traditional IOS which is quite beneficial when it comes to configuration and learning. As a native Linux system, there are a lot of tools and features that can be enabled for any use case.
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Open Source
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Performance
Cisco
Our switches running NX-OS have provided solid consistent throughput. We haven't had any issues with it not being able to handle what we threw at it. The latency is extremely low. It also has multiple management options that we hope to pursue in the future.
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Open Source
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Support Rating
Cisco
Cisco support never fails me. In terms of timely response, no one is on par with them. They really value the impact of having technical issues and potential business stoppage. Also, their support staff are well equipped with knowledge and skills and easily resolve the most common incidents. Most of the time, we can resolve an issue by just calling them once.
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
When compared to these data center switches, I think Cisco Nx-OS based data center switches fare very well in terms of performance and reliability. When looking and talking about security, Cisco and Juniper Junos are comparable but Huawei switches lag in terms of security due to various reasons like who owns and controls them.
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Open Source
We are an all-CentOS-shop, but we've done a number of things with Ubuntu and Fedora. Most of the production CentOS machines are only there because prior to that Fedora helped to blaze the trail to get there. It's been a very good platform for testing our new ideas. Ubuntu is similarly positioned in our organization, but Fedora stacks up well in our environment.
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Scalability
Cisco
Up to now, we haven't had a major ground-shaking attack on our networks but we take no chances by using NX-OS alongside a SIEM. All endpoints and workloads are secure so I would say we have plenty of trust in their security model.
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Open Source
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • overall a good prodcut
  • overa all a good product it will help you in ROI by removing some tools from your environement
  • The software have HA and lastest technology features included
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Open Source
  • It's been mostly positive. We don't spend a lot on R&D stuff, but Fedora [Linux] gives us a chance to gauge where we are at in comparison to where technology is headed
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