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Information Technology Executive at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Responsive support, stable, and scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable."
  • "The management of the solution could improve."

What is our primary use case?

We have a local network and we have four Cisco Ethernet Switches that have 48 ports.

What needs improvement?

The management of the solution could improve.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

Cisco technical support is good. We have a better experience because we have local support when we have some technical problems. The team support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The setup of the solution is easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of Cisco Ethernet Switches here in India is too high. There are other cheaper solutions available.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our management has decided we should look into other solutions, and we are currently evaluating Juniper switches. We are checking the performance of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

Cisco products are good, but nowadays technology is changing, some other products are available in the market. We are checking some different products available. I'll see how the performance is and how it works on the network.

I rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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IT support network at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Good features, performance, and reliability

What is our primary use case?

I am using it for core data infrastructure. I am using model 9600. 

What is most valuable?

Its performance and reliability are valuable.

What needs improvement?

Its management should be improved.  It is not easy to scale.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not easy to scale. We have between 1,000 to 2,000 users.

How are customer service and support?

I have not interacted with them. We have a contractor for support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also have Surecom and NETGEAR, but Cisco comes under a different class.…

What is our primary use case?

I am using it for core data infrastructure. I am using model 9600. 

What is most valuable?

Its performance and reliability are valuable.

What needs improvement?

Its management should be improved. 

It is not easy to scale.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not easy to scale. We have between 1,000 to 2,000 users.

How are customer service and support?

I have not interacted with them. We have a contractor for support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also have Surecom and NETGEAR, but Cisco comes under a different class. They differ in price. Cisco is the best for our company. 

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup is simple. The deployment duration can take 10 to 30 minutes depending on the model.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed it internally.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is expensive. There are additional costs besides the license cost.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it for its features and reliability. I would rate it an eight out of 10.

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Mammad Mammadov
Solution Architect - Presale at BESTCOMP GROUP
Real User
High performance, stable, and installation easy

What is our primary use case?

This solution is used as a networking switch for my customers.

What is most valuable?

This solution is overall a high-grade solution compared to others.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 16 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

My customers are satisfied with the stability of the solution when they are using DNA architecture, otherwise, they are not.

How was the initial setup?

I am an engineer and I think that the initial setup was not difficult. However, if you are going to build DNA architecture in this case, it is difficult because to build an operational DMI network architecture, the customer must have a CCI engineer.

What's my experience with pricing, setup

What is our primary use case?

This solution is used as a networking switch for my customers.

What is most valuable?

This solution is overall a high-grade solution compared to others.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 16 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

My customers are satisfied with the stability of the solution when they are using DNA architecture, otherwise, they are not.

How was the initial setup?

I am an engineer and I think that the initial setup was not difficult. However, if you are going to build DNA architecture in this case, it is difficult because to build an operational DMI network architecture, the customer must have a CCI engineer.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of this solution is high. 

There could be an improvement in the licensing by reducing the price of the different types, such as essential, advantage, and premium.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated HP and other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is there are other options than Cisco solutions.

I rate Cisco Ethernet Switches an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Adilson Dombaxi
Junior Network Engineer at Easy Systems
Real User
Top 5
Is stable, scalable, and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

I use it for plug-ins, wireless, and WiFi, and to use the Cisco controller.

What is most valuable?

The performance of Cisco Ethernet Switches is better. It is stable and scalable as well. It is easy to install.

What needs improvement?

The price could be improved. Cisco Ethernet Switches is a very expensive solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with this solution for 20 years. We have 20 customers who use it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been good.

How was the initial setup?

It's very easy to install; it took…

What is our primary use case?

I use it for plug-ins, wireless, and WiFi, and to use the Cisco controller.

What is most valuable?

The performance of Cisco Ethernet Switches is better.

It is stable and scalable as well.

It is easy to install.

What needs improvement?

The price could be improved. Cisco Ethernet Switches is a very expensive solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with this solution for 20 years.

We have 20 customers who use it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been good.

How was the initial setup?

It's very easy to install; it took about half an hour.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented it myself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a very expensive solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Cisco Ethernet Switches and rate it at eight on a scale from one to ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Deputy Head of ICT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Fast, stable and scalable switching

What is our primary use case?

They are used as the access and core switches in our network.

What is most valuable?

We like the stability and scalability of Cisco Ethernet Switches.

What needs improvement?

I think the price should be cheaper to be able to afford more.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Ethernet Switches for a couple of years.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not had any experience with Cisco's technical support but I have heard they are very good.

How was the initial setup?

From what I know they are easy to deploy for those who know what they are doing but I have not done so.

What about the implementation team?

We had them installed for us.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and

What is our primary use case?

They are used as the access and core switches in our network.

What is most valuable?

We like the stability and scalability of Cisco Ethernet Switches.

What needs improvement?

I think the price should be cheaper to be able to afford more.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Ethernet Switches for a couple of years.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not had any experience with Cisco's technical support but I have heard they are very good.

How was the initial setup?

From what I know they are easy to deploy for those who know what they are doing but I have not done so.

What about the implementation team?

We had them installed for us.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We think the pricing could be cheaper for these switches and that would be a reason we would consider looking at another vendor.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Cisco Ethernet switches based on our experience with the stability of the product.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Juzer Poonawala
Founder/Managing Director at Microtel Netlinks Pvt. Ltd.
Real User
Good support, good brand, and has all the features
Pros and Cons
  • "The brand name and the service support by Cisco are most valuable."
  • "In terms of features, all features are there. I can't find anything new that needs to be added. Its price, however, is a bit higher than other brands and can be improved."

What is our primary use case?

We work for our customers. Our clients are small, medium, and enterprise companies.

What is most valuable?

The brand name and the service support by Cisco are most valuable.

What needs improvement?

In terms of features, all features are there. I can't find anything new that needs to be added. Its price, however, is a bit higher than other brands and can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for 20 years.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

I have been working for 20 years, so I find it easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its price is a bit higher than other brands. Indian customers are price-conscious. They should improve its price.

What other advice do I have?

It is the best product. I would advise others to go for it. All the features are there. In other switches, some features are missing, but Cisco provides all the required features.

I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a 10 out of 10. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5
Flexible, easy to use, and is scalable

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for LAN connectivity.

What is most valuable?

I have found it to be very flexible and easy to use. Overall less hassle to operate.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for almost 25 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the solution to have good scalability. Cisco is the pioneers on switching technology, they are very good. There are approximately 2,500 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What about the implementation team?

We are currently doing the deployment remotely due to the covid pandemic. We can also do multiple devices…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for LAN connectivity.

What is most valuable?

I have found it to be very flexible and easy to use. Overall less hassle to operate.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for almost 25 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the solution to have good scalability. Cisco is the pioneers on switching technology, they are very good. There are approximately 2,500 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What about the implementation team?

We are currently doing the deployment remotely due to the covid pandemic. We can also do multiple devices at once. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of this solution is expensive. However, it is not difficult to sell the product.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution.

I rate Cisco Ethernet Switches a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
Project Manager at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
A robust and stable network switch

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco Ethernet Switches for LAN networking and connecting our systems.

What is most valuable?

Cisco Ethernet Switches is stable and robust.

What needs improvement?

It could be cheaper. It'll also help if it can support more network utilization.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Ethernet Switches for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think Cisco Ethernet Switches are quite stable, and it's pretty robust,

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Ethernet Switches is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup and installation are…

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco Ethernet Switches for LAN networking and connecting our systems.

What is most valuable?

Cisco Ethernet Switches is stable and robust.

What needs improvement?

It could be cheaper. It'll also help if it can support more network utilization.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Ethernet Switches for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think Cisco Ethernet Switches are quite stable, and it's pretty robust,

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Ethernet Switches is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup and installation are straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

A consultant implemented it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It could be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Cisco Ethernet Switches to potential users.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Ethernet Switches an eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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