Catalyst switches
Updated January 13, 2019

Catalyst switches

bryan weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst Switches

  • Catalyst 2960 X/XR Series
  • Catalyst 3650 Series
[They're being used for] All campus and edge switches on site and at remote sites.
  • VLAN separation
  • VoIP phone systems
  • ACLs for management
  • None
  • Helped deploy VoIP phones without the need for PoE injectors.
Managing Cisco Catalyst Switches is always a breeze.
Advanced programmability
Cisco Switches work very well for VoIP phone solutions as you can have both a data and voice VLAN assigned to each switch port.

Cisco Catalyst Addtional Questions

TAC is awesome but we have had a few techs that were unaware of what a specific product was.
  • Access for users to networking services.
  • Access to web servers for delivering content to county citizens.
  • Data center infrastructure for iLO access to servers if a data center switch goes out
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
Our county has been using Cisco catalyst switches for over 2 decades and have found them to be reliable and consistent.
One of the ways we ensure a reliable Network is to segment off areas, floors or departments by virtual lans. We also use vlans to segment our VoIP traffic.
It's always easy to find information before sales about a product on the cisco.com website.
We have a great relationship with our seller and they understand our needs.
No we did not engage Cisco Services when planning or deploying our solution.

Using Cisco Catalyst Switches

10000 - All server and end user experiences and services including VoIP, Enterprise data services and public Access to all county services.
11 - The skillsets that support our devices include Ccna and ccnp certifications, troubleshooting and layer 1 knowledge and installation skills.
  • To continue to provide access to county Enterprise and business services
Catalyst switches are the primary devices we use to deliver networking services to our employees and allow the citizens to access county services.

Evaluating Cisco Catalyst Switches and Competitors

Not Sure - Bay networks switches. I was not around for that decision process.
I wasn't part of that decision process.

Cisco Catalyst Switches Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Not Sure - Unsure of we have premium level or regular level support.

Using Cisco Catalyst Switches

Overall catalyst switches have great usibility and enable many IT business functions
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Convenient
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • Network segmentation
  • VoIP service delivery
  • Enterprise Network access to users.
  • Net flow implementation
  • Mtp