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Catalyst-astic
https://www.trustradius.com/lan-switchesCisco Catalyst 9300 Series SwitchesUnspecified8.941101
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June 14, 2018

Catalyst-astic

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst Switches

  • Catalyst 3650 Series
  • Catalyst 3850 Series
  • Catalyst 9300 Series
We use Cisco Catalyst Switches for multiple applications within multiple layers. They provide us dependable port connectivity as well as additional functionality such as 802.1x.
  • LAN switching
  • Voice segmentation
  • Routing and MPLS tagging
  • Port aggregation
  • Per port costs are higher than other vendors, even though those vendors do not provide as much out of their switches, the number is a selling obstacle
  • Reliability has limited outage costs
  • Ease of deployment has prevented large acquisition costs
  • Ability to stack has reduced the demand for larger modular switches
Combined with ISE we have been able to implement secure connectivity throughout our network.
The Dell switches try to come in on price point saying that they do everything the Cisco switches do, which is just not the case.
I cannot think of any area where Cisco Catalyst is not well suited.

Cisco Catalyst Addtional Questions

It's that good.
  • Network connectivity
  • Security
  • Voice segmentation
  • Inline power
  • Product Features
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Capability and ability to scale as needed

Using Cisco Catalyst Switches

10000 - Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity throughout the city
3 - CCNA networking knowledge
  • Data connectivity
  • Voice connectivity
  • Identity services
  • Spine leaf deployment
  • SDN using ACI
Have never had issues with Cisco Catalyst Switches that would make me anything less than happy, in 20 years.

Evaluating Cisco Catalyst Switches and Competitors

Would emphasize ROI rather than cost.

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
Yes - the support is exceptional and the cost of training additional headcount is offset.