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Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

Overview

What is Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9500 series of campus LAN switches.

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Recent Reviews

We like 9500s

10 out of 10
June 18, 2020
We use them as our new edge-core devices where we can do routing and it gives us the flexibility to have high speed interconnects to our …
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What is Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9500 series of campus LAN switches.

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What is Cisco Nexus Series Switches?

Cisco Nexus is a series of network switches.

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Product Details

What is Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches?

The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series is presented by the vendor as the first 100/40-Gbps switch purpose built for the enterprise campus, and recognized as CRN's 2017 Overall Network Product of the Year. Designed for security, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud, the vendor describes their Catalyst 9500 fixed-core switches as high-density building blocks for a next-generation, intent-based network.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9500 series of campus LAN switches.

HPE Networking Switches and Dell PowerConnect Switches are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches.

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • ROI - The equipment is bought with 5 years of warranty but can last longer than that
  • ROI - Equipment can support higher network bandwidth with the change of transceivers rather than having to replace the entire equipment
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • They're not the cheapest, so you have to do an investing in front but no, we are running for over six years. Our switches and lease and it's backwards compatible, don't have any problems with the software. So I think we can still run them for another three years. So before it was after seven years we have to change all the time and everything, but there it looks like we can run another three years.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • These switches did require a purchase of the DNA license on top of standard switch licensing, even if the functions are no needed in the environment.
  • The increased SFP & QSFP connectivity enabled for faster processing within our compute environment. While the system is too new to quantify the value added in this, it undeniably will help with its ROI.
June 18, 2020

We like 9500s

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It was the next product in line since the switches we used to use were EoL.
  • We are still seeing the ROI of this project.
  • New features and cheaper to get higher speeds.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • I think it has potential for future use. We can even run the guestshell on it. So, if you want to run container environment, it fits well.
  • Also, they are good if the plan is to use programmability and API to manage/maintain the switches.
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