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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco NX-OS is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Oracle Solaris is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Cisco NX-OS

81%
13 Ratings
9.0

Oracle Solaris

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco NX-OS

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Oracle Solaris

50%
1 Rating

Usability

8.2

Cisco NX-OS

82%
1 Rating
6.0

Oracle Solaris

60%
1 Rating

Performance

8.5

Cisco NX-OS

85%
10 Ratings

Oracle Solaris

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco NX-OS

79%
3 Ratings
8.0

Oracle Solaris

80%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco NX-OS

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Oracle Solaris

60%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.3

Cisco NX-OS

83%
10 Ratings

Oracle Solaris

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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Oracle

Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers. Supports a wide range of hardware. The Stability of the solution is great. The documentation does not support some solutions, and there are no other options. Most of the product is still command-line, despite the fact that they've got a graphical user interface in some areas. For some reason, core administration is still done via command-line.
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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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Oracle

  • Live update for patching in conjunction with the package management functions. This ability to rollback is very convenient.
  • dTrace
  • Built in compliance testing.
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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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Oracle

  • Takes time to learn.
  • Integration into Microsoft's Active Directory.
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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

    Oracle Solaris

    Starting Price

    $0 per year

    Editions & Modules

    Oracle Solaris editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    1 Year Subscription$1,000.001

    Footnotes

    1. per year

    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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    Oracle

    You need to take the time to learn it. It is a massive product.
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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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    Oracle

    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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    Oracle

    The support teams are well trained and responsive. Patches are rolled out regularly and are easy to deploy and backout.
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    Implementation Rating

    Cisco

    No answers on this topic

    Oracle

    Stress testing and timing is key. You need test systems that mirror the live environments. User testing must be reflected in peak loads.
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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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    Oracle

    Oracle Solaris is Scalable, have a good patching capability and secure by default. You want to have something that's up and running and stable, something that's not going to crash. But if we do have an issue, we can get somebody for technical support who can help us work through the problems.
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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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    Oracle

    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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    Oracle

    • It just runs like a top, this mean TCO is low
    • We've not had issues with Solaris running on Sparc.
    • Reliability is above reproach.
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