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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Networking Services for Software Defined Networks is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Cisco SD-Access

75%
7 Ratings
8.5

IBM Networking Services for Software Defined Networks

85%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Cisco SD-Access

77%
8 Ratings

IBM Networking Services for Software Defined Networks

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

The best way to use this solution [Cisco Software SD-Access] is in Campus LAN environments, [which] could be small, medium, and large sites, that includes remote branches also. And always use with 3 node (HA) availability. This solution is not appropriate for Data Center environments. This solution is not mean[t] to connect remote sites (the WAN itself). This solution is ideal to achieve high and low level hierarchies of security and connectivity of end users in a network.
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IBM

As service providers in Information technology, IBM Networking Services for Software Defined Networks has been of priceless value in management of virtual networks. It is crucial to improve our flexibility in administration of networks regardless of the usage bandwidth whether around the company or on our clients' networks. If you are looking to improve agility and configuration of your networks, then IBM would be the best SDN for that.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Automation, pushing template-based configuration to multiple devices in one push saves time and manpower.
  • Assurance [helps trace] issues related to devices, clients, and provide the troubleshoot as [the] best practices.
  • Segmentation, with the use of the SGT tags, we are able to achieve segmentation and micro-segmentation securely.
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IBM

  • Network evaluation
  • Network performance
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Cons

Cisco

  • Documentation: Working in this solution I realized there were missing information details about the fusion device support for nexus.
  • Fusion router: This roll in the fabric should be already integrated in the solution, right now it is configured manually.
  • Bugs: Unfortunately the solution still present a lot of bugs, mainly in the controller.
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IBM

  • It should have a standard API for inter plane connections.
  • Centralized controller is ineffective.
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Pricing Details

Cisco SD-Access

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco SD-Access editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    IBM Networking Services for Software Defined Networks

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Networking Services for Software Defined Networks 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

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      As far as my experience with SD-Access -I'd say things that can be improved are - better functionality with ISE, ease to understand licensing and better documentation for configuration (add-ons, etc), and licensing.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Automation, pushing template-based configuration to multiple devices in one push saves time and manpower. Assurance helps trace issues related to devices, clients, and provide the troubleshoot as the best practices. Segmentation, with the use of the SGT tags, we are able to achieve segmentation and micro-segmentation securely.
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      IBM

      IBM is a company that has a lot of experience in networking services, in addition to having a better integration with other products of the same brand, for this reason we use IBM Networking Services
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Integration with other platforms in a single platform is a great advantage for the user.
      • Saves time in configuring devices on the network
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      IBM

      • Loosening from the hardware constraints in network provisioning.
      • We are top performing in Network modernization.
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