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Cisco Nexus Valuable Features

RY
Practice Lead - Data Center Networking at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The 9000 series works really well in the spine-and-leaf architecture and gives you capabilities up to 400 gig.

The most valuable feature is performance. Not many customers are using the 400 gig speed yet, but you do have flexibility as if you're going to run the ports at 10 gig, 40 gig, or 100 gig. That port flexibility is really important.

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Florin Jalencu - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Specialist at E.ON

The solution is very easy to use.

It can implement with 40-gigabit plus technologies and gives us enormous speed. What was the one gigabit per second ten years ago, is now 10 gigabits per second. The future is likely to be 400 gigabits per second. Cisco is on its way there.

The huge capacity of Nexus is excellent.

All the frames are managed on the assets, not on software, which makes things easier. It is essentially dedicated circuit hardware, an integrated circuit for certain tasks.

We can see the functionality of the switches. The policies are very clear.

The mean time between failures and TBF value is very, very high on Cisco Nexus.

The initial setup is quite simple and straightforward.

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Omer Mohammed - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The storage connection is very good. We use the bonding license. It is is extremely stable. We don't have any issues with it whatsoever.

The initial setup is pretty easy.

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Cisco Nexus
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MD
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The solution seems to be quite stable. We have had to upgrade recently as we were on an engineering release of code, and we don't tend to have problems with the Nexus. 

You can scale the product.

Technical support seems to be okay.

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LS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

When it comes to data centers, Cisco Nexus is the best.

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MY
Senior Network Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Cisco Nexus introduced VDC, Virtual Device Context, meaning the person has a single physical box, usually one pair, for dynamic purposes. This pair allows one to create multiple logical switches, for totally different functioning. One could be for production, another for UAT, a third for Dev. Yet, we are talking about a physically single box. It has also introduced VPC, Virtual Port Channel, which allows for more redundancy and flexibility.

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YA
Co-Founder and CEO at PT Eugenea Kreasi Utama

Cisco Nexus is a very powerful switch. 

We don't have any problems with Nexus, ever. It's very stable. We have been, for almost five years, using Nexus, and it has been virtually problem-free. 

It's smooth to use and very, very user-friendly. 

The GUI is very, very easy to maintain.

It's very easy to log in.

The reporting is quite good. It's easy to understand. 

Technical support has been very, very helpful and they offer good SLAs.

The scalability of the product is very good.

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WF
Manager IP Core and Transmission Networks at GO PLC

From a data center implementation, with respect to competition from your data, there isn't really a product recovery for the different tests other than Cisco Nexus. For example, if you take Multi-tenancy for the data center, it's something which, I think, only Cisco has. There are some implementations from HP, but I think it's limited there.

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JC
Network Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like the supportability because it's Cisco. I like the fact that they are a well-supported product. 

I am comfortable with the operating system and I like the regularity of them. 

They are quite straightforward and easy to develop.

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Hesham Rashed - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Technology Pro Egypt

Its easy management is most valuable. It is easy to use, easy to manage, stable, and very reliable.

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PI
System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The solution has good stability, so the technical team, the people handling the data center, are very comfortable with it and can push some policies as per the applications. So, I feel the solution to be okay. It really supports the management perspective. While it may not add value for the users, it enables the administrators to work freely. I am referring to the port network switches. 

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JawaidIqbal - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network/Security/collaboration Engineer at Abdulla Fouad Group

The most valuable feature of the Cisco Nexus is agility.

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TG
CEO at a construction company with 11-50 employees

It's easy to use, and the performance is great. I like the VRF IP route for the network. It's five minutes of work. 

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Itsikc BenTolila - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder & CEO at Malam-Team

I find all the data center features to be most valuable, such as VXLAN and OTV. The ACI and FEX connectivity are good features too. Cisco is refining the features all the time and you can see this in all the different vendors.

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AT
Sr. Principal Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are extensions and recorded scalability.

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JM
Network Manager at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Its low latency is most valuable. Its performance is good, and it is also very stable.

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AL
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are the solution is robust, you are able to use it for fabric architecture as well as SPAN on exit with the controller.

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FR
Digital Transformation at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have found that logical tenant segregation to be the most useful feature.

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Husam Kabaha - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Mechkar

It's easy to use.

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Yusuf Mian - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at Interlink Engineering Pvt Ltd

Cisco Nexus meets all of our requirements.

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Cisco Nexus
September 2022
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