Cisco Catalyst 3650 switch review
May 12, 2021

Cisco Catalyst 3650 switch review

Ahmed Mujeeb | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

Back in 2018 at our core layer, we were using Cisco catalyst 3560, but due to the end of support and some issues in switching we decided to upgrade our core layer with Cisco Catalyst 3650 and bought WS-C3650-48TS-S, which was ample for our network and since then it is perfectly working.
  • Inter VLAN routing
  • IP routing
  • Access vontrol List and NAT
  • Up to 4xGig SFP option
  • Some POE ports in the non POE variant.
  • Stack cables should be included.
  • GUI can be better.
  • Best switching capability increases the network responsiveness which is the best part for us.
  • This switch is more capable with new technologies like SD-WAN.
  • In future we can use it as a wireless controller.
We haven't used the automation yet but, yes, its scalability of virtualization is good. Our VMs are now have very low latency in terms of connectivity. Further, the best benefits are that we have a wireless controller if required. We have ample provision to add more users to our network by keeping this same 3650 switch.
We are managing the switch from CLI and GUI both but the preferred is CLI, as it helps a lot in troubleshooting.
Although these selected switches are good and less costly than Cisco Catalysts none of them can be compared with Cisco Catalyst switches. The Asics used in Cisco switches is way better than other vendors.

Do you think Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches again?

No

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches is an expensive switch, and, for mid-range organizations, this switch can be affordable but for low-range organizations, this switch is quite expensive. However, for small organizations, this switch can be a good pick as it can be used as a switch, router, and also as a wireless controller.