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Attribute Ratings

  • openSUSE Leap is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Cisco NX-OS

81%
13 Ratings
10.0

openSUSE Leap

100%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Cisco NX-OS

82%
1 Rating

openSUSE Leap

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.5

Cisco NX-OS

85%
10 Ratings

openSUSE Leap

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco NX-OS

79%
3 Ratings

openSUSE Leap

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.3

Cisco NX-OS

83%
10 Ratings

openSUSE Leap

N/A
0 Ratings

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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SUSE

OpenSUSE Leap is well suited for just about any Linux task. Especially I like to use it as Docker base image for my software deployments, because it has a wide variety of software packages available already precompiled and packages are well maintained - vulnerable software versions are patched in reasonable time. OpenSUSE Leap is rpm based system, and it wouldn't install Debian or other systems packages. If your software is not an rpm package then OpenSUSE Leap would not be suitable for your system.
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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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SUSE

  • Maintenance of software packages using YAST
  • Availability of patches when a vulnerability is discovered
  • Distribution upgrades
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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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SUSE

  • Commercial packages not always available
  • Stable packages sometimes lag behind the latest releases
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Pricing Details

Cisco NX-OS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco NX-OS editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    openSUSE Leap

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    openSUSE Leap editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      SUSE

      No answers on this topic

      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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      SUSE

      No answers on this topic

      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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      SUSE

      No answers on this topic

      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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      SUSE

      openSUSE Leap has wide variety of already precompiled software packages in default repositories. It even has some specific packages in official repositories that are not available in other Linux distribution repositories. It is also very stable and reliable distro - we can predict when new versions will be released and when we should make system upgrades.
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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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      SUSE

      No answers on this topic

      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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      SUSE

      • More effective maintenance means a smaller headcount needed for running the production servers.
      • The easiness of deployment means more time we can spend on software development of company-specific applications.
      • Great community support and overlap with other Linux systems mean that an answer to nearly any problem is usually one google query away.
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