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
iOS
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Apple's iOS is the company's mobile operating system.N/A
Pricing
Cisco NX-OSiOS
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Cisco NX-OSiOS
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Cisco NX-OSiOS
Considered Both Products
Cisco NX-OS
Chose Cisco NX-OS
I am much more familiar with the commands in Cisco IOS as it has been around for many more years. I know why NX-OS is a different system and can see the benefits of the fibre channel integration, but I do not understand why the commands had to use a different syntax. With the …
Chose Cisco NX-OS
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 …
Chose Cisco NX-OS
Although our company always recommends Cisco products, Cisco NX-OS always stacks up with other competitors because of its amazing technical customer service.
iOS

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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-OSiOS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(14 ratings)
7.0
(8 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.7
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(3 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(11 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco NX-OSiOS
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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Apple
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.
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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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Apple
  • 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.
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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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Apple
  • 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.
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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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Apple
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.
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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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Apple
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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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Apple
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.
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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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Apple
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.
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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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Apple
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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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Apple
  • 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.
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