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Updated January 12, 2019

Cisco is the tomorrow!

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst Switches

  • Catalyst 2960-L Series
  • Catalyst 3560-CX Series
I've been using Cisco Catalyst for several years now and it offers a very solid networking solution that's why I even recommend them to the people in my job field. Very happy with the service provided by Cisco and also with the education (certifications) for me, Cisco is the Future.
  • Even though it´s not safe to have an old equipment running on an infrastructure due to security reasons, Cisco equipment mostly runs forever...
  • Catalyst Switches provides a business class solution when it comes to reliability, performance and technical support.
  • Vlan management, STP, Storm control, jumbo frames, arp
  • VTP, IP routing, VLSM
  • CLI, Ssh v2, CNA
  • They're expensive!
  • They're noisy.
  • They're hard to find in other countries like Africa
  • Licenses management are hard to understand
  • Licenses are very expensive
  • Great switching performance
  • Great technical support
  • Great reliability
  • Great throughput
Not using those features yet
Cisco catalyst are better when it comes to performance wise.
Data centers and small branch offices where more than 20 hosts are installed sharing multiple services.

Cisco Catalyst Addtional Questions

They're one of the best in the networking market worldwide!
  • They're stable networking products
  • they have a very solid OS
  • They dont require much maintenance once installed
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
Yes, get the best practices from the vendor and use Cisco CNA for configuring all the cisco devices
once they're installed you dont have to touch em again
They're great when it comes for loop avoidance. STP

Using Cisco Catalyst Switches

10 - IT Support
  • Cisco SDN
  • Cisco DNA
  • Cisco ISE
thy're becoming obsolete

Evaluating Cisco Catalyst Switches and Competitors

Cisco Catalyst Switches Support

ProsCons
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Yes - its good

Using Cisco Catalyst Switches

they're awesome
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Convenient
Feel confident using
Difficult to use
Slow to learn
Lots to learn
  • Vlan
  • STP
  • Administration