Catalyst switches in enterprise networks
Bryan Valverde Piedra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated January 11, 2019

Catalyst switches in enterprise networks

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst Switches

  • Catalyst 3850 Series
  • Catalyst 6800 Series
They are used as access and distribution switches. They are used in enterprise networks and also data centers management networks. In general, they are really stable.
  • Access switches
  • Colapse Core switch
  • Many redundancy functions, depending on the model, there are stacks, VSS, even working separately provide L3 redundancy with HSRP for example
  • Maybe interference speed, the highest I have seen is 10Gbps. Nexus is working in 40 Gbps and even 100 Gbps
  • They are really stable
  • An investment for years
  • Great support and knowledge for lots of engineers
Not really. I would like to actually.
Well, at least I have not seen that customization, they basically do what they were made to do. Regarding manageability, it is OK, a CLI would be the best option to manage them.
Catalyst Switches are not too expensive and are more known.
Enterprise networks completely

Cisco Catalyst Addtional Questions

It is normally and excellent support
  • Network access
  • Data Center Core switches
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
This is a well trusted and known family of network switches
Reduncay always in mind
They provide a nice follow up during the sales process
Yes, for pricing. Nice recomendations

Using Cisco Catalyst Switches

30 - Network engineers and tech support
  • Basically network connectivity, maybe full rendundancy
  • Network connectivity

Evaluating Cisco Catalyst Switches and Competitors

Yes - Evaluating Dell switches
Network Programability

Cisco Catalyst Switches Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
When I open a case and after so many days they realized what the issue was, it took a long while, but the tech support was patient

Using Cisco Catalyst Switches

They are oftenly used and not really difficult to configure
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Feel confident using
None
  • Relatively simple to set up
  • Implementing new features which are not part of the normal usage