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We performed a comparison between Arista Campus LAN Switches and Cisco Catalyst Switches 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 Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The feature sets are pretty cool. They've got almost everything that the competition offers.""QoS is the most valuable feature because our clients work with VOIP and Critical applications.""The CloudVision Portal allows us to centrally manage all of our Arista products."

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"Overall top of the line solution.""It works well.""Catalyst switches are highly stable and easy to use. It's a technology well known by most engineers.""I like everything about Cisco Catalyst Switches. It's both stable and scalable.""The most valuable features are performance, speed, and durability.""The solution highly scalable.""Cisco Catalyst Switches are the best overall.""Catalyst Switches are reliable. We don't have major problems like lost connections, and we only have a minor issue with something every few months. In the last five years, a switch broke down once, and that was due to human error."

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Cons
"I would like to see a version available with eight or sixteen ports.""One of the issues that we have been faced with here in Brazil is that we don't have any list times for delivery.""It would be ideal if the solution was less expensive."

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"The delivery dates need to be more expedient.""If we have a major problem, fixing it takes two or three days and six to eight engineers from Cisco. When they escalate a ticket, it goes through too many levels. Every time the issue is passed along to a new person at Cisco support, they ask the same questions repeatedly.""The product could offer more integrations with other solutions.""The only improvement I would like to see with Cisco Catalyst Switches is the pricing.""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.""We have configurations for port channels between two facilities, and we cannot communicate between these two buildings. An SFP configuration uses one wire to send and receive the signal. It's opt-in. We cannot use it after the upgrade. What can we do in this situation? We already bought it.""If they worked on lowering the price, they would be able to attract more customers.""All other modules have comparatively many more functions or power than regular Catalyst switches."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The only licensing costs are for CloudVision, although the upfront price of the device is not cheap."
  • "The price is not that good, but our clients value the solution despite the price."
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  • "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."
  • "The price is in an affordable range and everything is included."
  • "This is an expensive product."
  • "The price can definitely be lower."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:QoS is the most valuable feature because our clients work with VOIP and Critical applications.
    Top Answer:The price is not that good, but our clients value the solution despite the price.
    Top Answer:One of the issues that we have been faced with here in Brazil is that we don't have any list times for delivery. I am not aware of this is valid in other regions, or if it is only here in Brazil.
    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 configuration of Catalyst switches could be more straightforward. We need to use the command-line interface, so it would help if Cisco added a graphical interface. We would also like to see the… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is primarily used for the access layer, distribution layer, core layer - the three layers as well as a signal fabric that is managed through the DNA center.
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    Also Known As
    Cisco Catalyst, Catalyst
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    Overview
    Arista Campus LAN Switches are the perfect network solution for your most demanding workloads.With native support for VMware Virtualization and hundreds of Linux applications integrated into hardware platforms designed to meet the stringent power and cooling requirements of today's most demanding data centers, Arista delivers the most efficient and best performing 10Gb Ethernet platforms.
    Web-based CRM that manages events, sales, marketing campaigns & contacts, offers customer history, case management, email integration.
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    Sample Customers
    University of Winchester, AWE, picturemaxx, Medical Mutual, Leonix, CloudEra, National Physical Laboratory, Tri-State G&T, AIS, Morph, SingTel, SDSC, BBC
    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 Company17%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider12%
    University12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arista Campus LAN Switches is ranked 8th in LAN Switching with 3 reviews while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 1st in LAN Switching with 100 reviews. Arista Campus LAN Switches is rated 9.0, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Arista Campus LAN Switches writes "Easy to template, offers a standard CLI format, and is extremely scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "Useful reports, highly reliable, and integrates well". Arista Campus LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco FabricPath, Juniper QFabric, Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches and Cisco Nexus, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, HPE ProCurve, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Cisco Nexus and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches. See our Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches report.

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