Solid and robust DC switching platform.
December 16, 2020

Solid and robust DC switching platform.

Jurek Plona | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

[Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches are] used as our Campus Core Switch. It provides connectivity between user LANs and Data Center components like server farm, storage etc..
  • Full routing functionality.
  • Ability to accommodate multiple kind of expansion cards.
  • Support for legacy components.
  • Ability to support multiple generation Supervisors.
  • 6800 line could have chassis supporting more slots.
  • More flexible port mix on 9200 switches.
  • Always desired simpler licensing.
  • Pricing for # of models is quite high.
  • They are very reliable.
  • In today's environment IOS and IOS-XE security is under constant pressure.
Not implemented any specific virtualization features, but rather using the platform in traditional on prem. environment. Since we don't have DNA infrastructure implemented yet not much is done with analytics.
Our Cisco 6800 Campus Core infrastructure, as other infrastructural components is centrally managed by NMS, which in our case is Solar Winds. We are planning deployment of DNA Assurance components that will give us greater functionality and integration with Cisco NMS features.
We have not considered other vendors platforms as we have been traditionally Cisco focused. With exception of Data Center servers, Cisco is our dedicated vendor.

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Cisco Catalyst [6800 Series] Switches provide good selection of models with various port densities and capabilities. We use Catalyst switches in most location in various functional setups. Chassis switches in Data Centers, stacks of multiple switches at many locations within campus, 24-48 port models at larger branches for routing and switching.