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We performed a comparison between Arista Campus LAN Switches and Cisco FabricPath 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 FabricPath 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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"FabricPath's best features are routing, OSPS, ethernet, and performance.""I like the 10G ports and the modular uplink port.""The setup is straightforward.""The solution has excellent stability.""It's very stable.""The most valuable feature is the central management where the customer can receive all the alerts.""We have found the solution to be stable.""The most valuable features are the lead time and the high quality of the product."

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

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"The solution is costly.""The cloud version of Cisco Fabric Path could be improved.""The initial setup is a little complex.""While Cisco products are excellent, the problem is the cost. Cisco products are product, Cisco products are very expensive. I rate Cisco FabricPath three out of 10 for affordability.""The documents could improve for Cisco FabricPath. There are times when the relevant information is not present in the different sections of the documents, such as deployment. The documents should be more detailed and enhanced.""The price is a little bit too high.""The prices for FabricPath are very high, and Cisco also takes a long time to deliver products (in Mexico, the delivery time is eight months).""If Cisco can include management for this protocol in Layer 3, that would be ideal."

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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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  • "The price of Cisco FabricPath could be reduced, it is expensive in the market here in Sri Lanka. The solution is subscriptions based, if the customer wants any future integrations, or if there are any future enhancements they will have to pay. There are different license options available, such as one or three years purchases."
  • "FabricPath is very reasonably priced."
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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:Cisco is the market leader in this space and it is a product that I recommend.
    Top Answer:We are a solution provider and Cisco FabricPath is one of the networking infrastructure products that we implement for our customers. This product is well suited to the needs of telecom. We are… more »
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    8th
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    9.0
    5th
    out of 15 in LAN Switching
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    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
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    FabricPath
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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.
    Cisco FabricPath is a Cisco NX-OS software innovation combining the plug-and-play simplicity of Ethernet with the reliability and scalability of Layer 3 routing. Using FabricPath, you can build highly scalable Layer 2 multipath networks without the Spanning Tree Protocol. Such networks are particularly suitable for large virtualization deployments, private clouds, and high-performance computing (HPC) environments. The benefits of Cisco FabricPath include: Minimal commands per switch ease configuration and operation, Autodiscovery simplifies addition of new links and switches, Provision additional network bandwidth without impacting network, Supports one-, two-, or three-tier architectures, VLAN extensibility across the data center.
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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
    Bellevue, Calligaris, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Management Science Associates, Multi-Customer, Oediv, Roper St. Francis, SNAM
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Integrator11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    University7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco FabricPath
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco FabricPath and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arista Campus LAN Switches is ranked 8th in LAN Switching with 3 reviews while Cisco FabricPath is ranked 5th in LAN Switching with 8 reviews. Arista Campus LAN Switches is rated 9.0, while Cisco FabricPath is rated 8.6. 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 FabricPath writes "Reliable, simple to set up, and offers good technical support". Arista Campus LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Juniper QFabric, Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches and Cisco Nexus, whereas Cisco FabricPath is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Juniper QFabric, Brocade VCS, Cisco Catalyst Switches and HPE ProCurve. See our Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco FabricPath report.

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