Typical data center network switches - as with all Cisco, overpriced...
February 23, 2022

Typical data center network switches - as with all Cisco, overpriced...

Joshua Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Review Source

Software Version

Nexus 9000 Series

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.
  • Switching
  • VLAN configuration
  • Network integration
  • High cost
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.

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

Not sure

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

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.