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Cisco offers Ethernet switches.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/40/Lo/7EAST9CJ5JII.jpegIndustry Standard for Enterprise SwitchingCisco Ethernet Switches are the industry standard for enterprise level networks. I have installed and helped configure the 6500 series all the way through to the 3850's which seem to be the most widely used now. I was totally against changing from the "blade" type switches to the stackable switches like the 3750 and 3850, but now I wouldn't change back even if it were possible.,Layer 3 routing and switching Trunking Scalability,Cisco Switches are extremely expensive (however the service that you get it outstanding) Installing a third party license is a nightmare At times, support ends with no warning.,9,Failure on Cisco Switches, from my experience, is rare in the first 5 years the device is up. I have see the Cisco 6500 switches go 5 years without a reboot, which is nothing short of amazing. The service that you get is top notch and available 24/7, and you really cannot put a price on that.,D-Link Ethernet Switches and Netgear Ethernet Switches,Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), VMware ESXi, VMware Player, VMware ThinApp, VMware FusionGold Standard Network GearCisco networking gear is the gold standard in the industry. We had a number of Cisco switches in production when I took over responsibility for managing them. They are by far the most reliable network hardware I’ve ever used. Coming from smaller shops where budgets don’t always optimize IT equipment, the cheaper hardware just doesn’t compare to Cisco switches.,Reliability. We can have the switches running for ages, only needing to take them down for upgrades and routine maintenance. Speed. Haven’t experienced much of any lag due to hardware interference. Security. Takes a little to configure correctly, but they can be locked down tighter than other switches at their price point.,Compatibility. Cisco really likes to talk to Cisco. We’ve had bad experiences mixing Cisco and HP, Dell, etc.,10,Uptime. We haven’t had a fault due to the switch itself, which has increased our uptime and reliability across the network.,HP Procurve, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Juniper Ethernet Switches,Fortinet FortiGate, Splunk EnterpriseCisco Switch ExperienceWe standardized on Cisco in order to achève the best available uptime and lost support overhead. Cost is high, and you need to ensure that you have sufficient technical knowledge within the team to support them, but their performance and reliability have been very good. We were lucky to have a very good Cisco account manager who supported us well with our existing equipment and future purchasing plans.,Quality of software is very high. Ability to configure is very high. Scaleability is very high. Ability to tap into a vast network of knowledge outside of your organization is excellent. Availability of training courses for this equipment is also very good.,Longer guarantee period and replacement program. Better support of small businesses. Ensuring the feature upgrades do not cost the earth!,9,Reliability, reduced downtime, expandability. Faith that they will just work. Ensuring compatibility across enterprise.,hewlett packard,PRTG Network Monitor, HP Systems Insight Manager, Windows ServerCisco switchesI use Cisco switches for every single port in my environment; they are powerful, stable, and always have predictable behaviour.,Extremely powerful Predictable behavior Easy to scale,Price Flexibily Easy to set up additional services,10,Moved from chaos to a stable network Improved performance They last for years,,Cisco VoIP PBX, Cisco TrustSec, Cisco ASA
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August 29, 2018

Cisco Ethernet Switches Review: "Industry Standard for Enterprise Switching"

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Cisco Ethernet Switches are the industry standard for enterprise level networks. I have installed and helped configure the 6500 series all the way through to the 3850's which seem to be the most widely used now. I was totally against changing from the "blade" type switches to the stackable switches like the 3750 and 3850, but now I wouldn't change back even if it were possible.
  • Layer 3 routing and switching
  • Trunking
  • Scalability
  • Cisco Switches are extremely expensive (however the service that you get it outstanding)
  • Installing a third party license is a nightmare
  • At times, support ends with no warning.
I would recommend Cisco Ethernet Switches for any established company, or education system of just about any size,. Basically the only place that I would not recommend Cisco Switches would be a startup that is on a limited budget, because they could get out much cheaper going with another cheaper brand.
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March 03, 2018

Cisco Ethernet Switches Review: "Gold Standard Network Gear"

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Cisco networking gear is the gold standard in the industry. We had a number of Cisco switches in production when I took over responsibility for managing them. They are by far the most reliable network hardware I’ve ever used. Coming from smaller shops where budgets don’t always optimize IT equipment, the cheaper hardware just doesn’t compare to Cisco switches.
  • Reliability. We can have the switches running for ages, only needing to take them down for upgrades and routine maintenance.
  • Speed. Haven’t experienced much of any lag due to hardware interference.
  • Security. Takes a little to configure correctly, but they can be locked down tighter than other switches at their price point.
  • Compatibility. Cisco really likes to talk to Cisco. We’ve had bad experiences mixing Cisco and HP, Dell, etc.
For mid to large organizations where you have multiple layers of switches and routing, Cisco is a perfect fit. If you have a smaller shop, with less than 100 nodes, Dell, HP, Juniper, other cheaper solutions may be a better fit.
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January 19, 2018

Cisco Ethernet Switches Review: "Cisco Switch Experience"

Score 9 out of 10
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We standardized on Cisco in order to achève the best available uptime and lost support overhead. Cost is high, and you need to ensure that you have sufficient technical knowledge within the team to support them, but their performance and reliability have been very good. We were lucky to have a very good Cisco account manager who supported us well with our existing equipment and future purchasing plans.
  • Quality of software is very high. Ability to configure is very high. Scaleability is very high.
  • Ability to tap into a vast network of knowledge outside of your organization is excellent.
  • Availability of training courses for this equipment is also very good.
  • Longer guarantee period and replacement program.
  • Better support of small businesses.
  • Ensuring the feature upgrades do not cost the earth!
I highly recommend Cisco Ethernet Switches for medium and large enterprises - Not recommended for smaller organizations unless you have good in-house skills or completely outsource to a Cisco accredited partner. Budget accordingly and ensure that you get pricing support direct from Cisco. If you are not large enough to do this then reconsider your choice of vendors.
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May 25, 2017

Cisco Ethernet Switches Review: "Cisco switches"

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I use Cisco switches for every single port in my environment; they are powerful, stable, and always have predictable behaviour.
  • Extremely powerful
  • Predictable behavior
  • Easy to scale
  • Price
  • Flexibily
  • Easy to set up additional services
[They are] perfect for heavy work and even where a signal bit is important; may be too expensive for small offices.
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