Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Nexus
We use Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in our data centers. They have provided stable switching functionality and have proven to be durable and stable long term. The configuration is simple but expansive, and with the vendor being Cisco, you can count on continued support for the entire length of life. The downside is the higher cost that is associated with purchasing Cisco products.
Cisco owns the industry, as far as enterprise networking goes. There are other companies that, up until recently, were not taken seriously. Fortinet is one such company that I would say has proven to put up a fight competing with Cisco. Our company has chosen to leave Cisco, Adtran, and Ubiquiti behind for custom networks in favor of Fortinet. Fortinet may surpass Cisco for data center usage if they continue.
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These are data center level (enterprise-level) devices and should be treated as such. While this also means a higher cost, it also means a higher level of service and quality. These would be the switch of choice for establishing core LAN networks in a data center environment. I would not install these at customer sites as the cost would be too high and offer more capabilities than necessary.