Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

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Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9300 series of stackable LAN switches.

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What is Cisco Nexus Series Switches?

Cisco Nexus is a series of network switches.

What is Ruckus ICX Switches?

Ruckus acquired the ICX series of campus switches, and in turn Ruckus was acquired by ARRIS in December 2017.

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches?

The Catalyst 9300 Series is described by Cisco as the next generation of the industry's most widely deployed stackable switching platform, recognized as CRN's 2018 Overall Network Product of the Year. And for security, IoT, and the cloud, these switches form the foundation of Cisco Software-Defined Access, their enterprise architecture solution.

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Cisco offers the Catalyst 9300 series of stackable LAN switches.

HPE Networking Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches, and Ruckus ICX Switches are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches.

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The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Dan Kelcher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The 9300 is the newer version of the 3850. They are quite similar, but the 9300 has some advantages. First is simply the increase in hardware - mGig ports, uplinks, UPoE, etc. The application hosting is another nice addition.
Score 8 out of 10
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Ultimately we needed a small form factor and the capability to perform advanced layer-3 functionality in case we needed to perform routing on the devices. If we didn't need this, we would have gone with the 9200-series switches. The 9400-series chassis are overkill and the 1000-series switches are too low-end and don't have the feature set.
Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series [Switches] features top-of-the-line hardware and operating systems (OS). Compared to the other competitors, its features are far superior. There have been no problems with our older Catalyst Switches in years. Cisco was the vendor of choice for our network upgrade. Even though the 2900 series switches might have been a better fit, we went with the DNA claws model because of its smaller size and lower price.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have always been primarily a Cisco switch and wireless shop and were familiar with the product line, have the relationship with Cisco, familiarity with TAC, etc., and it made sense to maintain that, in addition, to continue taking advantage of the in-house Cisco expertise we have. We are also aiming for SD-Access and DNA Center in the future so the Catalyst line of products made the most sense to set ourselves up for that.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our environment is Cisco, so the only products I have compared the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches to would be other Cisco products. We find the same reliability and performance from the newer generation switches as we did with past generations. The Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are the next step, as our infrastructure reach EOL and needs replaced.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We used HP ProCurves at our old office. They offered cheap switching, lots of ports, and lifetime warranties, but you realistically got what you paid for. They were often times confounding, and much more difficult to integrate together and with our firewalls. QoS was pretty much a lost cause on them. We also had many issues with dead ports. While they were covered under warranty, having to take an entire 48 port module offline to get the defective port replaced was quite cumbersome and caused some outages.

The inability to push multiple VLAN's across a single port was also a huge impediment, necessitating two ports per cube, whereas we can accomplish the same thing with one port per desk with the Catalyst 9300's.
Score 8 out of 10
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The Cisco Meraki are ridiculous. They are okay for the closet switches but we once had them as core switches. This makes for nightmarish weekends of outages as we had problems with them reaching the internet as they also held all of our core routing. The Cisco Nexus is a fine product however.
Score 9 out of 10
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We have looked at competing products from Dell, HP, and Arista and compared the pricing, features, and total cost of ownership. When taking everything into account including the world-class TAC support, Cisco is our preferred vendor for networking and switches. Other solutions may be cheaper upfront, but they don't provide the same value and TCO over time.
Score 9 out of 10
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I have used Cisco Catalyst Switches for many years, as well as other brands, but I have always stuck with Cisco Catalyst because they have been remarkably reliable. They are so widely used that the support community is excellent. They have leading features and third parties always seek the highest level of compatibility with them.
Alejandro Araya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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No hemos hecho nada más que probar en los Switches 9300 o 9500. Hemos realizado algunas API a través del IOS pero no lo hemos integrado con las soluciones más potentes (DNA Center, ISE y Stealthwatch). Los tenemos internamente y en el futuro cercano (enero de 2019) implementaremos una solución SDA completa. Una vez que esto se complete, estaré emocionado de ver hasta qué punto revela la automatización y otras características incluidas en este paquete.
Artur Rutkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We have and use all of the mentioned devices, but each device has its role in the company. When we don't need as much "power" we use the 9200 series when we need a bit more "power" we use the 9500 series, but overall the 9300 series is the most versatile solution. It's a worthy successor of 3650 series.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have a few HP Procurve switches which have a very similar CLI interface. They are ok and still in production, but in our experience it’s much easier to find support online due to the volume of Catalyst switches utilized in the green energy business
Score 8 out of 10
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We are moving off 3650s and 3750s. We like that these new 9300s can run containers and handle multi-gig traffic for our Meraki access points. Looking forward to trying this out. These are also compatible with Cisco's automation and centrally manage platform, DNA center.
Score 6 out of 10
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Catalyst 3850 switch is pretty solid and stable in our production environment. They have delivered all features we were looking for while purchasing the switches in a few years ago. Since it has been for five years in use, Cisco just released Catalyst 9300 as the new generation Catalyst switch, plus with SDA capability. Catalyst 9300 will be the major switch product to serve our campus network.
Score 9 out of 10
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We have only really used Cisco Catalyst Switches and haven't used any others because of the ease of use and great support that we get from Cisco. Over the years we have had older Catalyst Switches run for years with no issues or downtime so the choice to stick with Cisco with our network refresh was easy.
Score 8 out of 10
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At one point during the purchasing process, we had to work with Arista to get their cost structure for these kinds of switches. They offered switches at a much lower cost compared to Cisco, but we backed out at the last minute, looking at the benefits with the Cisco Catalyst switches, even though they are little more cost to the company.
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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As we have only Cisco Switches in our office and data center networks, the probability of choosing switches from another vendor was very low. As the experience with the Cat 3750 we used before in our office environment was good and our network administrators have a good knowledge in operating Cisco devices without it, it was an easy decision.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are primarily a Cisco shop. We occasionally compare with other vendors but have found no compelling reasons to change. Cisco routinely leads the way in new developments, customer support, and maintains the concept of separate ASICs for functionality.
Score 10 out of 10
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Without switches to connect the other services or devices, there would be no network. Cisco Catalyst Switches and Cisco Nexus Switches are the foundation of our network