Catalyst 9200 for the win!
August 03, 2020

Catalyst 9200 for the win!

Tim Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • Catalyst 2960-L Series
  • Catalyst 9200 Series
  • Catalyst 2960-L Smart Managed
We use them both as access layer and core switches, as we are a large company, but mostly distributed up and down the east coast of the U.S. in smaller-sized branches. We need something with complex ability, but simple management to keep the network up and functioning as much as possible.
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of functionality
  • Ease of management
  • Single pane of glass management
  • Need to find the correct model easier
  • Lower cost
  • Ease of access
  • Faster data transfer rates
  • Ease of monitoring
We have updated to a newer hyper-converged cluster and use the 9200 to link to the rest of the network equipment, from servers to other appliances and switching and edge devices. The sheer speed is noticeable compared to the older 3rd-party switches we had prior and keep our network running at optimal speeds.
We actually replaced various HP and Dell switches with the Cisco Catalyst line of switches with minimal fuss, but the enhanced capabilities are well worth the newer hardware we upgraded to. It also helps integrate with our Cisco Webex Teams and Cisco Meraki networking gear we have as well. They are easy to use as well.
The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches work really well. They are premium models compared to other vendors, but their capabilities are many and very scalable. They are okay for an access layer in SMBs but they do scale up and are stackable and work well with other products with minimal issues or extra configuration. They can also be used as core switching depending on the models you pick.