A reliable and secure, easy to use data center OS.
April 26, 2022

A reliable and secure, easy to use data center OS.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco NX-OS

This Cisco NX-OS switches were used as main switches by my client. It solved the business points like providing high performance in its job. EIGRP and VXLAN were configured on these without slowing down their performance. This NX-OS operating system run switches are mature enough and these NX-OS switches run for long durations without any issues.
  • A highly matured Cisco NX-OS operating system.
  • Provides high performance.
  • Runs longer duration with less issues.
  • Few bugs with intel chipsets were noticed.
  • None apart from this were observed.
  • Stable NX-OS gives peace of mind.
  • Performance and security is top class.
  • Documentation is very good to learn and refer later.
Cisco switches running on NX-OS provided high security. Expanding the network with these switches was a breeze. It was easy to use to configure VPN. This switch provides good throughput and good reliability. NX-OS run switches are good for medium to high-sized businesses.
Due to all the said above like performance reasons, scalability reasons, latency, and throughput reasons, I give this rating of 9 on 10.
Security is top-notch in this NX-OS switch. This may not be as good as a dedicated firewall but for a switch, this one provides good security features within it.
Security features are good enough for a switch if not as good as a firewall. Configuring security on these switches too is easy once the set of commands given in their documentation is followed.
When compared to these data center switches, I think Cisco Nx-OS based data center switches fare very well in terms of performance and reliability. When looking and talking about security, Cisco and Juniper Junos are comparable but Huawei switches lag in terms of security due to various reasons like who owns and controls them.

Do you think Cisco NX-OS delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco NX-OS's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco NX-OS live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco NX-OS go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco NX-OS again?

Yes

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Ease of use and learning is easier. The documentation for CIsco NX-OS is very good as it was in the market for many years. There are very good case scenarios and wiki pages written by well-experienced experts. These pages will provide quick resolution techniques for the most occurring frequent problems and misconfiguration issues.