July 10, 2019


Benjamin Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches

We use these switches for our Access layer switches. They can handle the amount of users and traffic we need.
  • These switches handle a full amount of users with ease, especially with dual 40G uplinks.
  • The options for power redundancy are amazing.
  • We have not had any issues with the 9400 series switches, so right now I have no notes for this.
  • Reliability and support.
We have not put these capabilities to use yet, but are looking into whether the benefit is worth the time and effort to use this feature.
We did not like Juniper-- it worked well for what it was used for, but the new 9000 series switches are far better.
I only work on Cisco products so I have a little bit of a bias. With that being said, I have had to work on Brocade and Juniper a few times, as well as other Firewall products, and I have found them confusing and not user-friendly. I think that the configuration of the Catalyst IOS is very straightforward and easy to teach others. For me, they are great for the access, distribution, and even core of the campus architecture, depending on the amount of traffic necessary, such as a collapsed core.