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Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"With Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches everything comes from one vendor. It operates very smoothly.""These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure."

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"I like the flexibility of this product.""We use the VLANs to separate library, office, and individual apartments. With some of the reporting that receive, we're able to take and track down where people like to put in their own wireless routers. Sometimes they will take a DSL modem from AT&T that they brought from home, hook it in backward, and it will give rogue addresses causing issues.""I like the management of streaming both audio and video.""Technical support is always very helpful and fast to respond.""When it comes to Cisco Catalyst Switches, one can say that the legacy switches are stable.""One of the main features of this solution is it is easy to manage.""The solution is good for computation and backup.""Cisco Switches are more stable in terms of hardware and firmware, rather than Juniper Switches."

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Cons
"I would like to see better third-party integration with third-party systems."

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"When you compare it with HPE and Aruba, it should be fancier.""The solution could improve security.""Personal automatization is a feature that should be addressed.""Pricing mainly is the only issue.""I use the Cisco Catalyst Switches command-line interface(CLI) a lot out in the field, but there are some web interfaces features that are available that I haven't used very much. I'm more comfortable with the CLI, but the web interfaces are very lacking.""Their centralized management could be better. There should be some kind of software for centralized management so that I don't need somebody else to manage it.""The solution could improve by allowing administrators to create scripts to help automate processes to make tasks easier.""Cisco is weird about their pricing models, so that's one problem. Their operating system is also a little outdated."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is okay. It's comparable to similar switches."
  • "The license is purchased one time only, it is a perpetual license with no renewal."
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  • "Cisco products are not that cheap."
  • "Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available."
  • "I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance."
  • "These switches are expensive."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "The price is too high for this market."
  • "The pricing of these devices can be better."
  • "It's overpriced and should be cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure.
    Top Answer:I can't think of anything that needs to be improved.
    Top Answer:These are our core switches; we use them for networking. Within our organization, there are roughly 30 people using these switches. All maintenance is handled by two staff members.
    Top Answer:Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing functions but there are many different models within the same 2960 line, and on the… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is Catalyst's V-line configuration.
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    Also Known As
    Alcatel Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches, OmniSwitch, OmniSwitch LAN Switches
    Cisco Catalyst, Catalyst
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    Sample Customers
    Advocate Health Care, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Azienda Ospedaliera della Provincia di Lodi, Centre Hospitalier Carcassonne, Certis Cisco Security, China Tianchen Engineering Corporation Co. LTD, City of Frankfurt, Dongseo University
    Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor Arena
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government15%
    University9%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider12%
    University12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is ranked 7th in LAN Switching with 2 reviews while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 1st in LAN Switching with 108 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is rated 9.6, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches writes "Elements that are suited for the hospitality industry, easy to configure and has good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "Useful reports, highly reliable, and integrates well". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve and Cisco Nexus, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, HPE ProCurve, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Extreme VDX. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches report.

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