Cisco Nexus Series Switches

Cisco Nexus Series Switches

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Cisco Nexus Series Switches

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10 out of 10
March 28, 2022
Cisco Nexus 7000 series switch is being used across the whole organization. It is one of our data center core switch. It provides core …
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$49.00

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What is Cisco Nexus Series Switches?

Cisco Nexus is a series of network switches.

Cisco Nexus Series Switches Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
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Cisco Nexus is a series of network switches.

Reviewers rate Performance highest, with a score of 9.3.

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

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David Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We looked at a number of different product lines that Cisco offers. Some were clearly not powerful enough or lacked the expandability that we were looking for. One of the key things we were looking for was to have a one-and-done moment. Simply to say, we wanted a switch platform that would carry us forward and not need to be replaced for the next six to eight years. It takes a lot of effort to replace core data center switches and you just don't want to do that every few years.
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Nexus saves space in a data center due to its virtualization feature that allows one to create multiple virtual device contexts (VDCs) to represent different segments/zones of a network, and still allow those segments to operate independently like separate physical switches. Cisco 4500x and 4510 series does not give that capability.
Edwin Labirua | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The Cisco 9000 stacks up quite well against the Cisco Catalyst 3850 switches. The additional features available in the Nexus 9000, such as VPN, FCoE, 40 gigabits, give us the ability to support the future needs of the company in our data center. The Nexus 9000 allowed us to condense our core and aggregation environment that comprised of 2 Catalyst 6504 and 2 Catalyst 6509 to a port of Nexus 9000. Although the Catalyst 3850 would be sufficient to handle routing, those features in the Nexus 9000 made it the clear choice for us.
John DuFour | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Brocade ADX (Discontinued)
Being a long time (and certified) Cisco guy I was tasked with moving our Data Center and had the opportunity to upgrade. I reviewed the existing Brocade infrastructure but choose to replace it with the Cisco Data Center Nexus line of switches. Someone once told me "no one ever got fired for buying Cisco products".
Score 8 out of 10
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I believe that both brands are good and reliable. In the past, Dell seemed to be more a "follower" than an innovator, which is the reason why we chose Cisco, but I believe that's changed and both brands are closer to each other now. If you have a Dell-based hyper-converged infrastructure such as VxRail, you'd probably be better off with Dell from an integration perspective (Monitoring and Management can be done through the same vCenter console with the right architecture). Cisco Nexus 900 Series Switches probably still stand out from an application-centric infrastructure perspective but again, the switch itself won't do it all. You need to make sure that your apps, servers, and storage are architected to play nice with ACI. Otherwise, you'd probably just be wasting money on expensive super fast switches that you could save if you went with lower brands or families to do regular switching.
Joshua Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco owns the industry, as far as enterprise networking goes. There are other companies that, up until recently, were not taken seriously. Fortinet is one such company that I would say has proven to put up a fight competing with Cisco. Our company has chosen to leave Cisco, Adtran, and Ubiquiti behind for custom networks in favor of Fortinet. Fortinet may surpass Cisco for data center usage if they continue.
Cate Joe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Nexus is built with the capacity of sustaining very harsh environment, with switches that are authentic and efficient. Further, the network system from Cisco Nexus is hybrid, and competent to handle even the high level traffic. Further, Cisco Nexus processors are speedy, efficient, and with extra cores that fastens the entire process.
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst had a long known solid performance and reliability compared to Juniper which is a recent move to the MDF/IDF switches. Cisco has always been premier on TAC support. Even Cisco 9300 was pricy compared to Juniper EX switches but the mentioned capabilities stacked up for going with Cisco.
Atul Torne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco has better support than Juniper. Cisco techs/engineers are more available in [the] market than Juniper. Cisco has better documentation available on google/online platforms than Juniper or other vendors in [the] networking domain. Cisco has popular certifications in these terms, which inspires engineers to take exams and prove their ability. Cisco Nexus has different models which can scale our requirements.
Score 9 out of 10
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This is the only product I believe I have used that is similar. They are linked by our two systems and work together. [Cisco] Nexus is much easier to use and user-friendly but smaller in scope [than] JD Edwards. One is used for processing and the other for data integration and reporting.
Score 9 out of 10
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When comparing Cisco Nexus with other alternatives, the high levels of performance, port density and high speeds met the criticality levels required for the correct operation of our main and secondary data centers, all operating in high availability.

On the other hand, the great Cisco ecosystem has full compatibility with the different appliances that make up the network, firewalls, balancers, wan optimizers, they have certified Nexus to have full integration of different solutions, this gives us greater confidence in the solution.
Score 10 out of 10
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I haven't compared any other data center switches with the Cisco Nexus switches. This is because[,] in my opinion, Cisco Nexus switches are a go to, no-brainer decision for anyone who has the funds to purchase these switches. I'm sure there are other similar Juniper switches that I just haven't tried yet, but Cisco Nexus in my opinion [is] the way to go.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Nexus switches are the Cadillac in switching. All the other switching we have and use is for lesser demanding requirements and for most cost effective implementations.
Score 10 out of 10
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We haven't considered products from other network players, since we're Cisco customers for decades.
Cisco is a well known and well stablished player on the network market, specially for the datacenters and their products are very reliable.
Also, we already had the knowledge and experience managing Cisco equipment in-house, so it was a very easy decision to make.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI)
We just started deploying Cisco ACI to replace our Cisco Nexus infrastructure. The ACI platform allows us to do more with fewer devices, while expanding on features such as changing the Virtual Device Contexts to a better multi tenant platform. Additionally, we are able to have a better mesh in our DCs.
Tim Short | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I like Cisco Nexus and the CLI is very similar to Cisco Catalyst so the majority of this is interchangeable but with the Dell networking, it is a totally different world and requires a lot of searching and assistance to learn, and even then some issues are caused by the chassis, not the actual network equipment, which is very frustrating.
Juan Jose Prieto Garibaldo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The joint work with the aforementioned products splices in such a way that no major difference is noticed. The protocol versions and speeds are identical, so it can be said that we work with fully scalable equipment which helps the performance of our network. Every day we have a greater number of clients who require high-quality services.
Score 5 out of 10
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In retrospect, I think the Juniper EX Series would have been a better purchase for our environment. However at the time we choose Cisco Nexus due to future support of Netflow, the Juniper EX did not and had no plans to provide Netflow data (which was important to our organization). The Cisco Nexus platform 93180 also provided some connectivity options at 100G.