Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs Cisco Nexus comparison

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We performed a comparison between Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches and Cisco Nexus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two LAN Switching solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure.""With Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches everything comes from one vendor. It operates very smoothly.""OmniSwitch LAN Switches' performance is very good."

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"The solution is stable.""Cisco Nexus meets all of our requirements.""It's easy to use, and the performance is great.""When it comes to data centers, Cisco Nexus is the best.""The initial setup is easy.""Its low latency is most valuable. Its performance is good, and it is also very stable.""Its easy management is most valuable. It is easy to use, easy to manage, stable, and very reliable.""Cisco Nexus is a stable solution."

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Cons
"I would like to see better third-party integration with third-party systems.""There are some issues with the network firmware being deleted from the switches."

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"The initial setup wasn't simple or user-friendly.""There is an ongoing problem with the limitation of the TCAM table, which is that it doesn't have enough memory to allow you to be really granular with your policy.""The cost of the support can be improved. We had critical operations, and we needed 24/7 support for 365 days, which was quite expensive. We had to go for a very costly support contract, which was really a concern. The availability of spare parts, especially in a remote location such as Egypt, can also be improved.""The operating system needs to be improved. There should be stability in the operating system, and it should not have as many vulnerabilities.""It would be nice if the solution offered multiple types of port support.""The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.""I feel that this solution should be more flexible and scalable.""The solution is more expensive than other options on the market."

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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."
  • "OmniSwitch LAN Switches are cheaper than Cisco's switches."
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  • "We use a local distributor for support, which is very expensive."
  • "The price of the product is reasonable."
  • "The Nexus 9000 is very competitively priced."
  • "The problem with Cisco, from what I see, is that their costs are much higher."
  • "Licensing is annual or every three years. We were one of the big customers, and we used to get good prices, but the cost of the support can be improved."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "We have a virtual license."
  • "It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a yearly basis."
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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:The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.
    Ranking
    9th
    out of 15 in LAN Switching
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    383
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    369
    Rating
    9.3
    4th
    out of 15 in LAN Switching
    Views
    5,784
    Comparisons
    4,347
    Reviews
    21
    Average Words per Review
    384
    Rating
    8.4
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Alcatel Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches, OmniSwitch, OmniSwitch LAN Switches
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    Overview
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    The Cisco Nexus family of switches is designed to meet the stringent requirements of the next-generation data center. Not simply bigger or faster, these switches offer the following characteristics: infrastructure that can be scaled cost-effectively and that helps you increase energy, budget, and resource efficiency, transport that can navigate the transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet and unified fabric and can also handle architectural changes such as virtualization, Web 2.0 applications, and cloud computing and operational continuity to meet your need for an environment where system availability is assumed and maintenance windows are rare if not totally extinct.
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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
    Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government19%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    University13%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government12%
    Healthcare Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,584 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is ranked 9th in LAN Switching with 3 reviews while Cisco Nexus is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 20 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is rated 9.4, while Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4. 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 Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches and HPE ProCurve, whereas Cisco Nexus is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Catalyst Switches, Juniper QFX Series Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Juniper QFabric. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus report.

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