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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco NX-OS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • Cisco NX-OS and iOS are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Cisco NX-OS

82%
13 Ratings
7.2

iOS

72%
8 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Cisco NX-OS

82%
1 Rating
8.0

iOS

80%
1 Rating

Performance

8.2

Cisco NX-OS

82%
10 Ratings

iOS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco NX-OS

79%
3 Ratings
7.9

iOS

79%
13 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Cisco NX-OS

80%
10 Ratings

iOS

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco NX-OS

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.
Rahim Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

iOS

iOS works well when you want solid control over institutionally-owned devices. This generally works best when you play by Apple's rules and buy through them and use Apple School/Business Manager - so if you're going for a BYOD model, this probably isn't the way to do [it]. There is a wide variety of management tools, but bear the costs of each in mind.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco NX-OS

  • 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
Ramesh Kaka | TrustRadius Reviewer

iOS

  • Extraordinary compared to other OS on the lookout for the mobile devices. In the event that somebody needs an ad free and secure insight.
  • Apple iOS give you heaps of inbuilt elements by which there is no need of any outsider applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco NX-OS

  • Being used to Catalyst IOS the change in some commands gets annoying
  • It also came with a new license model compared to IOS devices
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iOS

  • Replacing the battery is hard and shouldn't be.
  • I know it is for security, but the ability to remote control iOS and help users would be great.
  • Security can be tight with the iCloud and passcodes and you can brick a phone if you are not careful.
Mike Bursack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco NX-OS

General

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

Starting Price

iOS

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iOS

iOS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
In all likelihood, common users will either already have experience with iOS on their iPhones, or will pick it up quickly. The UI is generally simple and mostly visual. Power users, on the other hand, may feel constrained by the inherent limitations built-in. Root access, terminal commands, and deep customization are not really to be found here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 8.2
Based on 10 answers
Indeed, the latency is very, very low on the Nexus switches. As well, the VPC concept is quite easy to understand and to implement and is working perfectly with servers. So far, we didn't use much automation (unfortunately, we don't have much time and knowledge about this). But we can run scripts with [Cisco] NX-OS, which is really appreciable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iOS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 7.9
Based on 3 answers
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.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

iOS

iOS 7.9
Based on 13 answers
Lots of help articles online for just about everything under the sun. I have never personally had to engage Apple's support team to comment on their helpfulness.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco NX-OS

I have tried out Aruba's core switches. I would say that Cisco NX-OS is a better option for a core switch if resilience is critical. You are also going to tend to spend more money on NX-OS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iOS

The software updates have a wide coverage for iPhone models and I love updating software for additional features and/or improved software stability. It has also genuine feel of the phones they offer. Easier to set up and use. It helps me do more productive tasks. If I have the latest phone model, I would have additional software advantages that are already included in my OS.
Nathanael Tanguilig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 8.0
Based on 10 answers
Excellent security is offered by the network operating system and the best power with effective scalability. Easy on security configuration and setting. Performance is also the best and very cost-effective and the data management capabilities are a very high and reliable tool that gathers all the network operations control in one room.
Veronica Derrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

iOS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco NX-OS

  • Stable NX-OS gives peace of mind.
  • Performance and security is top class.
  • Documentation is very good to learn and refer later.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iOS

  • Positive as far as cellular usage, phone tracking, and security for our users.
  • Negative as far as battery replacement on older phones.
  • Costs would be similar to android phones so security/simplicity is our main point here.
Mike Bursack | TrustRadius Reviewer

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