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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: May 2024).
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Pros
"I rate the technical support an eight or a nine out of ten. So far, they've been very professional and helpful, especially when we need to raise a case for any issue.""One of the main advantages of the solution is that the configuration is straightforward, offering various configuration options through CLI or web interfaces. I'm satisfied with the customer service and support. The solution is good and people should know about it.""These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure.""With Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches everything comes from one vendor. It operates very smoothly.""The most valuable feature is the ease of configuration.""OmniSwitch LAN Switches' performance is very good."

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"The flexibility, how accurately the VPCs operate as well as the redundancy built into it with the VPCs are the most valuable features.""The initial setup is easy.""This solution provides all of the routing and searching features that we need.""The most valuable feature is the automation that we can do with it.""The interface is easy to use. It is not much different from iOS, but you can use it on a larger scale in data centers.""The in-service software upgrade (ISSU) feature is quite valuable.""The most valuable features of the solution are capacity and scalability.""It is a scalable, reliable, stable and efficient solution."

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Cons
"There is no OEM support in India so RMAs need to be sent to France, which takes a long time if the hardware is faulty.""I would like to see better third-party integration with third-party systems.""n general, the way the product is put together is not well done.""A customer expressed dissatisfaction with the color of the switches, preferring black over the current color, which is close to white. While the color is not a personal concern, my earlier preference was for all products to be extendable in one large stack since some equipment limits stacking to four elements instead of eight.""There are some issues with the network firmware being deleted from the switches."

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"They could improve on having different technologies between product models.""The initial setup was pretty complex, mostly because of our environment, having to do multi-context. That's where you have a lot of different logical routes that are in one physical device, and it can get kind of complex trying to think about how to set all that up. You really have to whiteboard it out a lot.""There is always room for improvement.""If I call during a high volume, I might get someone that just doesn't know as much or it takes a little bit of time and they put us on hold more. Otherwise, it's good.""They need to understand that when we call them and have an issue, it's our production and sometimes they want us to do repairs that would cause other issues. That's the biggest problem.""It would be great if they could make the interface a little more user-friendly, but not trade power off for simplicity.""The code quality for this solution has gotten worse and needs improvement.""The product lacks options for integration with other market products that would allow us more flexibility."

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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."
  • "The solution’s price is at a moderate level."
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  • "Costs more than most, but the reliability pays for the difference."
  • "The price of this solution is good when compared to others in the market."
  • "Our licensing fees are approximately $2,000 USD per year."
  • "Every Cisco product is more expensive than competitors on the market, which is just a fact, but from my perspective, it is worth it."
  • "All of our costs including subscription, licensing, and support services are bundled together, and the cost is approximately $100,000 USD per year."
  • "This is a very expensive product."
  • "The license for Cisco Nexus is one year to three years, in this case for the SMARTnet. It is a price per unit, in terms of this specific appliance."
  • "Our licensing costs for this solution are approximately $200 USD per month."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the main advantages of the solution is that the configuration is straightforward, offering various configuration options through CLI or web interfaces I'm satisfied with the customer service… more »
    Top Answer:A customer expressed dissatisfaction with the color of the switches, preferring black over the current color, which is close to white. While the color is not a personal concern, my earlier preference… more »
    Top Answer:The product's initial setup phase is very easy.
    Top Answer:Cisco Nexus is not a cheaply priced product. The tool offers a perpetual-based licensing model and subscription-based licensing model. For Cisco's hardware and RMA process, you need to opt for a… more »
    Top Answer:The product's high price is an area of concern where improvements are required. Cisco Nexus should lower its current prices.
    Ranking
    10th
    out of 16 in LAN Switching
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    522
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    Average Words per Review
    647
    Rating
    8.0
    6th
    out of 16 in LAN Switching
    Views
    2,805
    Comparisons
    2,101
    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    431
    Rating
    8.6
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    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.
    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
    Government25%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Real Estate/Law Firm10%
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government14%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
    771,968 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is ranked 10th in LAN Switching with 6 reviews while Cisco Nexus is ranked 6th in LAN Switching with 101 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is rated 8.6, while Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches writes "With a good technical support in place, there needs to be an improvement in the way the tool is put together". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes " Offer high performance capabilities and enables efficient data transmission and processing". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches and HPE ProCurve, whereas Cisco Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Juniper QFX Series Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Cisco FabricPath. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus report.

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