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We performed a comparison between Arista Campus 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 Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The CloudVision Portal allows us to centrally manage all of our Arista products.""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."

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"The most valuable features are the solution is robust, you are able to use it for fabric architecture as well as SPAN on exit with the controller.""The initial setup is easy.""The solution is stable.""The most valuable feature is performance.""Cisco Nexus meets all of our requirements.""Its easy management is most valuable. It is easy to use, easy to manage, stable, and very reliable.""We have found that logical tenant segregation to be the most useful feature.""Cisco is refining the features all the time and you can see this in all the different vendors."

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Cons
"It would be ideal if the solution was less expensive.""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."

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"The operating system needs to be improved. There should be stability in the operating system, and it should not have as many vulnerabilities.""One of the biggest challenges, which I see is that there's a constant evolution in the product. For example, our configuration is based on what is known as traditional data center implementation. Today there is the ACI deployment and to implement, to migrate from one technology to another, that's challenging both from a configuration perspective and also from a cost perspective.""The installation process lasted too long, taking 16 to 24 hours for full completion.""There may be many bugs which remain unresolved.""I feel that this solution should be more flexible and scalable.""The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.""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 solution is more expensive than other options on the market."

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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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  • "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: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:The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.
    Top Answer:Cisco Nexus is a stable solution.
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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.
    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
    University of Winchester, AWE, picturemaxx, Medical Mutual, Leonix, CloudEra, National Physical Laboratory, Tri-State G&T, AIS, Morph, SingTel, SDSC, BBC
    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
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government12%
    Healthcare Company12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arista Campus LAN Switches is ranked 8th in LAN Switching with 3 reviews while Cisco Nexus is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 20 reviews. Arista Campus LAN Switches is rated 9.0, while Cisco Nexus 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 Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". Arista Campus LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco FabricPath, Juniper QFabric and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches, 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 Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Cisco Nexus report.

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