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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Access layer network connectivity - with UPoE and mGig to support new wireless devices and other high-needs tech. They can also run containerized applications on the switches. That makes it easy to deploy ThousandEyes agents throughout an environment without adding more hardware.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use our Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches to support connectivity from our partners on a dedicated layer-2 network that sits behind our firewalls in individual partner DMZs. We recently purchased a layer-3 license upgrade for them, if/when we need to migrate the network to layer 3, to locally terminate BGP sessions.
Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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After-sales service and ease of protocol configuration make Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches the best choice. It is easy to configure, upgrade, and deploy without the use of any automation. For the most part, we use Cisco’s Catalyst 9300 switch series. Each of these switches connects a larger core switch 9500 to a smaller access switch 9200L. They’re also used as distribution switches on the major site and in remote factories for routing. Interconnecting small access switches like the 9200L with large core switches like the 9300L serves as an interface. Cisco support is available for any help we may require, which is fantastic. These access switches from Cisco let us connect to both the cloud and our on-premises networks with ease. It’s safe, smart, and easy to use.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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[Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches] for us are being used to replace our aging fleet of Cat2960s, while offering us enhancements at our access layer, including more possibilities for fiber and variable speed ports over 1Gbps that are extremely useful for the newest Catalyst APs which can run at those wire speeds. They integrate seamlessly with our Nexus core switches as well, so in all, we have transitioned to them without much fuss or downtime.
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are used throughout our environment and relied upon to keep things running. We use these at all levels of our network. By using Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches as a standard, we are able to easily manage our environments, regardless of which location around the world we are looking at. The switches themselves provide the reliability and performance that we expect from a Cisco product.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The Cisco 9300 series switches have become ubiquitous for in-office switching for us. While we rely on the larger Nexus switches for our datacenters, switching in the offices is handled entirely by the Cisco 9300's. These provide all office-switching for us, for phones, zero clients, videoconferencing units, servers, etc. They allow us to support multiple VLAN's per port, which works really well for us, as we have 1 port per desk at most desks. This allows us to daisy-chain our laptops or zero clients off of our Polycom phones, while still assigning the highly restrictive Voice VLAN per floor to the phone, and the workstation or zero client VLAN, to the laptop or zero clients, respectively.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use [Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches] as a Core network infrastructure. We connect them across the WAN to 2 locations. We use them as our routers as well, which allows us a better ROI whenever we are considering what we need to buy for our different data centers. This way we don't need an extra piece of routing equipment.
Score 9 out of 10
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We have used the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches for a wide variety of applications, such as DMZ switches, server switches, access switches, and even distribution switches for smaller organizations. They come in many different flavors, which gives customers a variety of options for many different scenarios and price points for their use. Also leveraging DNA Center adds additional features such as automation, network security, and visibility amongst others.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches have been purchased as a replacement for our existing 3850 deployment. They address end of life as well as the ability to support new projects that include Wifi 6 and widespread POE of cameras and paging.
Alejandro Araya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Los estamos utilizando como conmutadores de acceso para entornos de red de sucursales y campus. Nos brindan una mejor experiencia en el aprovisionamiento y la administración de nuestra red a un precio asequible. La familia Catalyst 9000 proporciona fuerza de clase empresarial para mantener nuestro negocio funcionando sin problemas. Esta familia de productos ofrece características de seguridad avanzadas que protegen la integridad del hardware, así como el software y todos los datos que fluyen a través del conmutador y la red. Puede elegir diferentes modelos y características que se pueden adaptar a su negocio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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.
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.