Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
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We use Cisco Catalyst 3850/9300. It provides a stable fabric for our internal network infrastructure. We always install these devices as switch stacks to ensure full redundancy on both power and the dataplane. The switch stacks can always be expanded with more interfaces as the installation grows. This can even be achieved without service windows and zero network outage.
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Score 6 out of 10
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Catalyst Switches have been broadly deployed in the university campuses over 14 years. The switches serve the campus network for the office space, computer lab, classroom, library, voice IP system, the building control system, and security system. They are the fundamental infrastructure of the campus network. It delivers the essential networking communication of the university teaching and learning environment.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We have started rolling out the new Cisco Catalyst 9300 switches in our environment to replace our aging network so we can work on improving our security. So far they have been incredibly easy to update, configure, and deploy even without using automated tools. The ones I have deployed so far have been rock solid and fit our needs.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Ours is a hospital set up with about 400 beds. We do need to make sure our IT services provide uninterrupted, high-quality network availability to our patients, care providers, and other ancillary staff. We were using Cisco 3750 access switches before and have just migrated and/or are in the process of migrating them to 9300 series access switches. Since we planned to migrate our entire access layer switches to a new platform, we had to choose one with an ease of deployment, and 9300 fit the bill. They provide a great balance of performance and cost. Also, features like more bandwidth per port, and less latency on the network, help us to provide reliable 24x7 SLA based operations to our customers. Cisco also provides a multitude of SDN features, which helps the network team to build and automate network tasks, so that we can spend less time on deployment and configuration while spending more time on the healthcare business, the primary goal of our company. We are planning to use them for at least another 6-7 years, as we have the necessary port level bandwidth to support their end-user requirements. All in all, it's a great product from a great company, and we recommend it.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We are using them as access switches for branch and campus environments. They give us better experience provisioning and managing our network at an affordable price. The Catalyst 9000 family provides enterprise-level resiliency to keep our business up and running seamlessly. They give access to Cisco’s best in class security portfolio anchored by Talos, Encrypted Traffic Analytics, Trustworthy Solutions, MACsec encryption and segmentation. This product family provides advanced security features that protect the integrity of the hardware as well as the software and all data that flows through the switch and the network.
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Score 9 out of 10
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The Catalyst 9300 Series switches are the Access Layer Switches of our office LAN. The switches are used depending on demand in a stack or as standalone switches in the wiring closets.

With the power and data stacking options of the technology, we try to reach the highest possible availability for devices that have only one network card included.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We are using them as access switches for branch and campus network environments. They provide us with a better experience in the provisioning and management of our network at an affordable price. The Catalyst 9000 family provides enterprise-class strength to keep our business running smoothly. This family of products provides advanced security features that protect the integrity of the hardware, as well as the software and all the data that flows through the switch and the network. You can choose different models and features that can be adapted to your business.
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Score 10 out of 10
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I can't imagine any LAN without Cisco Switches. They are as essential as anything else that you need to set up a LAN network. I never had any huge problems using this platform, and they can actually work forever without breaking. You can select from multiple models and features that can suit your business.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We use them as our access layer switches. Providing multi-gig connectivity to our Meraki access points. We also like the fact that they can run containers, this is a new feature we are being exposed to, so we are still testing this new feature.
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Score 9 out of 10
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To split the charge between the regions, and help in the stability of connections. In our case we use it to split the deploy and user charges around the world, actually when we count to go in production with the new game, we try to use this type of switch. It helps us to define with monitoring tools (Orion the charge).
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Score 10 out of 10
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The Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are primarily utilized for the user access level. We use stand-alone switches at small sites and stacks in some slightly larger where a chassis would not be best. We also utilize the mGig line for 3800 and 4800 series APs.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use them in each part of our business: offices, manufacturing, and Nexus for Data Center. The Catalyst Switches are reliable, easy to configure and provide all the features our business requires: high-speed switching, QoS, Multi-Chassis Eth-Channel and many others.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We currently use Catalyst switches in access, core and distribution infrastructures, whether simple or complex environments
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January 08, 2019

Fair and honest

Score 10 out of 10
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They are our primary access layer switch. We use them in our distribution centers and our office buildings. We have anywhere from a single switch in some locations to stacks of up to 6 in a single node. They very effectively give us the ports needed to get our users on the network and operating.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We're using Catalyst Switches for both access and a collapsed core solution. I find the 3850 product to be a great option for just about anything access-related. We're currently using both the 9300 and 3850 series switches as classroom access solutions. We're using them mostly for our students to connect back into our private cloud solution. They work great for this.
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Score 7 out of 10
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We are trying to follow the hardware refresh policy that Cisco is somehow enforcing. So every, 4-5 years, we change all the catalysts in the entire organization. At the moment we have mostly 3850 and just started the installation process of the new 9300. As access layer switches we use them to connect users.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We utilize Cisco exclusively for our routing, switching, and WiFi. We have limited use of 2960-series, but have a large deployment of 3560, 3650, 3750, 3850, 4500/E, 6500/E - and are now installing the 9300, 9400, and 9500 series switches. The 9000-series come in so many different varieties they can fill any need for access, distribution, core; from small sites to large hospitals. In addition, the mGig switches provide the 5Gig connection to the Cisco 3800 APs for increased throughput. These 9000-series are so physically advanced, the software is still catching up to what all they do!
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Cisco Catalyst switches in our access layer. They provide a great balance of performance and cost. They come in a variety of models with different features. They have modular power supplies and modules. This ensures they provide the roustabout redundancy we need. With IoT and other technologies, these switches ensure that we can keep up with the needs of the business. Whether it's from a user or security perspective the catalyst switches have us covered.
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June 14, 2018

Catalyst-astic

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Cisco Catalyst Switches for multiple applications within multiple layers. They provide us dependable port connectivity as well as additional functionality such as 802.1x.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Financial institutions are very interested in the Encrypted Traffic Analytics feature, specifically the ability to do a crypto audit with StealthWatch to meet their regulatory requirements.
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June 15, 2018

Catalyst Switches

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Catalyst Switches for all edge connections on the CU Boulder campus.
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About Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9300 series of stackable LAN switches.
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