Expensive, Elaborate Cisco SDN Solution That Has a Bit of a Learning Curve
May 03, 2021

Expensive, Elaborate Cisco SDN Solution That Has a Bit of a Learning Curve

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Automation

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco DNA Center

We have a smaller network team that is using Cisco DNA Center to help automate infrastructure deployment and maintenance. Cisco DNA Center assists in automating tasks such as updating firmware on Cisco switches and routers, along with allowing on-the-fly switch replacement that's flexible enough to allow our desktop team to replace a switch if necessary.
  • Deploying firmware to Cisco devices.
  • Wireless assurance.
  • Automation of equipment deployment.
  • Ease of use.
  • Ease of deployment.
  • Obtuse UI.
  • Automation.
  • Wireless Assurance.
  • Firmware repository.
  • Frees up time for your network team.
  • Allows certain functions to be automated.
  • Allows deep visibility into your network.
I have not used any other products like Cisco DNA Center, as this was really the only SDN product we thought would be worthwhile since we are almost a 100% Cisco shop.

Do you think Cisco DNA Center delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco DNA Center's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco DNA Center live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco DNA Center go as expected?

No

Would you buy Cisco DNA Center again?

Yes

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Cisco DNA Center is well suited for mid-to-larger businesses that want to start getting into SDN in an approachable way. Cisco DNA Center is obviously better suited for organizations that already rely on Cisco for most of their networking infrastructure needs, but can work with other devices as well to some extent.