Nobody was ever fired for buying Cisco Nexus switches.
February 26, 2022

Nobody was ever fired for buying Cisco Nexus switches.

John DuFour | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Nexus 9000 Series

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Nexus

We run a typical 3 tiered infrastructure. The Nexus line of switches is ideal for Core, Distribution 7 server farm. We have the 9500s as our Core with 9300s for distribution and our server farm.
  • Scalable
  • Reliable
  • Easy to support.
  • They should be support with DNAC.
  • We had to buy additional NGA switches to support NetFlow.
  • We expected the switches to provide ROI and they did as advertised.
  • NX-OS was pretty similar to IOS so the learning curve was pretty low.
  • Being a Non-Profit we need to be extremely cost conscience and buy gear that has a long shelf life. Nexus line of switches met this objective.
  • Brocade ADX (Discontinued)
Being a long time (and certified) Cisco guy I was tasked with moving our Data Center and had the opportunity to upgrade. I reviewed the existing Brocade infrastructure but choose to replace it with the Cisco Data Center Nexus line of switches. Someone once told me "no one ever got fired for buying Cisco products".

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We had Catalyst 6500s in our core setup in HA (high availability). It was a collapsed Core/Distribution. We upgraded to the Nexus line of switches when we moved our Data Center. We went with a 3 tiered approach and moved the distribution (Nexus 9300s) to a cable distribution point in each building. This saved us a ton of money on fiber cabling. We choose the Nexus 9500s for our Core and Nexus 9300s for our Server Farm.