Our choice for Datacenter networking
April 28, 2021

Our choice for Datacenter networking

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Nexus 9000 Series

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Nexus

We're using Cisco Nexus platform on our primary and secondary datacenters on a leaf-spine architecture for about 6 years now.
Our need to increase the communication throughput on our Datacenter, between the datacenter equipments and also from datacenter to end-users, lead us to decide for this design / architecture.
We had some guidance from Cisco and from a local Cisco partner / channel during the implementation project.
We have Cisco Nexus 7k as our top of racks and 2 Cisco Nexus 9k as our datacenter's core. All the communication is redundant and we have at least 10Gb communication between all datacenter equipment.
  • Reliability - Cisco is a well known player due to its products reliability.
  • High throughput.
  • CLI interaction and commands are friendly and familiar.
  • Scalability.
  • Price - Cisco equipment is quite expensive in Brazil.
  • In the last years it required a lot of bug fixes.
  • High throughput and low latencies.
  • Aggregation between TOR and EOR switches.
  • It allowed us to achieve a great performance and reliability levels on our Datacenters.
We haven't considered products from other network players, since we're Cisco customers for decades.
Cisco is a well known and well stablished player on the network market, specially for the datacenters and their products are very reliable.
Also, we already had the knowledge and experience managing Cisco equipment in-house, so it was a very easy decision to make.

Do you think Cisco Nexus Series Switches delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Nexus Series Switches's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Nexus Series Switches live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Nexus Series Switches go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Nexus Series Switches again?

Yes

It's well suited for medium and large enterprise scales looking for converged datacenter infrastructure and low latencies.
Cisco Nexus is a very reliable platform and Cisco is the biggest player on the Network market. They also have a great support.
The licensing model is still a little bit confusing for me, and the prices in Brazil are quite expensive. So, these are the cons to consider.