The 6800 series is among the best core switches you can buy
December 16, 2020

The 6800 series is among the best core switches you can buy

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

When I saw I had the opportunity to review one of our most expensive pieces of equipment on our system I jumped at the chance. Why? Well, it can be something you take for granted, but when you stop and think about the most important part of your network, you realize just how valuable having a solid device is. In a sentence, it solves a lot of our major networking, security, and stability problems in one.
  • In general Cisco Catalyst Switches are a nice piece of kit both in hardware and software.
  • You can keep these guys running for years without nary a reboot necessary.
  • Even if you have to reboot you have multiple fail overs and redundancies.
  • In a perfect work all bugs will be gone, but until then, even these guys have some.
  • If we could get a better system for firmware updates that would be super.
  • Faster access to support without going through the TAC call process.
  • The impacts of getting a major Cisco core switch are huge, especially in the security department.
  • Negative would be the budget increase involved when moving to core Cisco devices
  • It has helped us keep a tight network with very few problems.
We have not benefited from automation or virtualization much as we just haven't used them. But we have benefited from the analytics and being able to get good data flow information. We can get nice and easy reports generated from the system by using standard industry analytics tools and tying that into the 6800.
We don't have a lot of customization going on besides regular config items. But manageability wise it's useful to connect our 6800 to a main network management system like Solarwinds and using that to save, backup, and push configs and even firmware or patch updates out with just a few clicks.

Do you think Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches again?

Yes

This is an easy one. Someone looking at this category of switches is obviously going to have heard of Cisco already. And if they're looking in this tier then they already know the costs. Past that, what you can expect is a super product that is stable and a great support team to back it up.