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Score 8.1 out of 100

Ubuntu Linux

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS is designed to run on data centre switches, and for me the key benefit is the ability to merge Ethernet and fire channel management into a single switch hence reducing cabling and management. However we don't require fibre channel at present so these are just being used for the fact they offer 10GbE on every port, which is still a useful feature in the data centre core.Given we don't use the fibre channel features, having to learn the difference in commands from iOS is a little frustrating at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

If somebody whishes to be an IT professional, learning the basics of Linux is amust. Ubuntu [Linux] is one of the most beginner-friendly, widely supported, easy-to-use-relative-to-the-fact-that-its-still-linux OS on the market. As somebody who learned the basics of UNIX/LINUX on Ubuntu, it was a very good experience. It is customizable, has a lot of improvements over the years, and live up to be a viable alternative to any modern OS in 2021 as well.
Balázs Kiss | 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

Ubuntu Linux

  • PACKAGE MANAGEMENT. You can update everything - OS installed software, you name it with either a few clicks in a GUI or a single command.
  • No bloatware.
  • No need for antivirus software.
  • Certainly the price is right.
  • My 83 year old grandmother has been using it - and because of this I rarely need to provide tech support. But I still visit my grandmother.
  • You can choose from a variety of user interfaces or rock it in the terminal.
  • Generally speaking, Ubuntu is as polished an OS as any you might pay for.
Joe Carey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco NX-OS

  • Stability of the software (in the early days).
  • Lacks some of the features of regular IOS.
  • The command syntax is sometimes just that little bit different from iOS, causing issues for automation, scripting, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

  • The repository system could be a little better, as some of the software needed is not easily available there.
  • Ubuntu sometimes does not play nicely or easily with some modern firmwares.
  • Some people report slow responses with newer versions of Ubuntu, although we have not experienced any.
H. P. Molloy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ubuntu Linux

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Performance

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 8.1
Based on 8 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

No score
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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

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux 8.9
Based on 7 answers
We did not use the managed commercial support, but instead relied on community forums and official documentation. Ubuntu is very well documented across both instructional documentation from the developers themselves as well as informal support forums [ServerFault, YCombinator, Reddit]. It's easy enough to find an answer to any question you may have
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco NX-OS

We studied the solutions from both vendors but we went for Cisco because it's powerful out of the box and has great support. It's also easy to find knowledge and support communities, and we already had a relationship with Cisco.
Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

Windows 10: Expensive, with more security problems, more difficult to keep updated and less variety of free / open source applications. Its use encourages bad information security practices.OpenSuse Linux: A different distribution at source (Suse Linux), use of rpm packages (with fewer repositories and incompatible with Ubuntu Linux dpkg packages), and whose main objective is to be a "testing ground" for its paid version / professional, SUSE enterprise Linux.
Mauricio E Gleizer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 8.1
Based on 8 answers
the product is safe to use and the IOS is upgraded by ciso whenever there is an vulnerability found out. we are see this tool as one of the best tool and it also support security features like port and ACL etc. the NX-os have even the capability of firewall. we will need to enable the module and we are good to use it . the firewall feature does a good job by filter the unwanted traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

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Return on Investment

Cisco NX-OS

  • Through the use of the built-in virtualization we've been able to save a lot on hardware costs, resulting in a higher ROI.
  • Hardware options like e.g. Nexus FEX'es have reduced the switching costs in our data centers.
  • Standardization as NX-OS is available from small server switches up to large DC switches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

  • Systems administration with Ubuntu is easy with little deep knowledge about it. Docs and community publications are great resources for any task you need to perform on any Ubuntu server and the organization can save several salaries of specialized sys admins in favor of more active roles.
  • Having been an Ubuntu user for many years personally, setting up new Ubuntu servers on my organization came with zero cost for me. I just deployed one instance from my hosting/cloud provider and started working right after it was running, no need to ask support or hire new staff for these tasks.
  • Replacing paid options with Ubuntu have also saved thousands of dollars on Windows Server licenses. I've migrated Windows/SQL Server based systems to Ubuntu/MySQL/PostgreSQL several times during my career and saved about USD 5000/year in licenses to many of them.
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco NX-OS

General

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

Ubuntu Linux

General

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

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