We performed a comparison between Arista Networks Platform and Cisco Catalyst Switches based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Data Center Networking solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use."
"It provides telemetry and visibility for many metrics that are not supported by most of the other vendors. Out of the box, no third party solutions are needed."
"It is very stable. It has good hardware and very stable code. It provides good value for its price. They are a very lean type of organization, so they are very responsive, and they're able to focus more on their platform versus having multiple products out there."
"The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now."
"The configuration capabilities were good."
"Arista Networks Platform offers straightforward deployment, and has good features. Support for the platform is also good."
"The most valuable features of the Arista Networks Platform are the EVPN and VXLAN. It has comprehensive features."
"Arista Networks Platform is comfortable, easy to deploy, and easy to manage, with non-blocking technology. Additionally, it has a useful CloudVision platform and automation capabilities."
"The solution is easy to implement and quick to deploy."
"Technical support is always very helpful and fast to respond."
"When it comes to Cisco Catalyst Switches, one can say that the legacy switches are stable."
"Cisco Switches are more stable in terms of hardware and firmware, rather than Juniper Switches."
"The warranty and continued firmware support are most valuable."
"The most valuable feature is load balancing."
"The performance of Cisco Catalyst Switches is good."
"They are stable. We haven't had any particular problem with them."
"Its price can be better."
"The stability of this solution needs to be improved as part of the next upgrade."
"The community is good but is not good enough. It still needs to grow more."
"The solution needs to improve their product range."
"The solution is a bit pricey."
"The solution is quite expensive. One of the negative aspects of it is the pricing."
"The solution needs to accommodate new features."
"An area for improvement in Arista Networks Platform is its integration, e.g. it needs to have more integration with its new products. Incorporating more security and cloud is also another area for improvement in the platform."
"Pricing for this product is on the higher end, and is something that could be improved. Security could also be increased."
"I would like to see better efficiency. They are powering all the PoE ports 100% of the time instead of powering only when there is a draw on them. It has too many options. Therefore, there is a reasonably high barrier to entry in terms of learning about this stuff. A lot of times, you need to be a CCNA, which is like your ticket into the industry, but it is not the easiest thing to get."
"I think that the price should be cheaper and they should include at least one year of basic service for technical support for each product, and not just the 90 days from the time of purchase."
"The solution could improve by adding a user-friendly GUI. We use third-party applications for log monitoring that are expensive and if Cisco could provide log monitoring as part of this solution it would be beneficial."
"All other modules have comparatively many more functions or power than regular Catalyst switches."
"Scaling can be quite costly."
"The cost of this product is very high and not all companies can afford it."
"The product should work on its pricepoints. It's an expensive solution."
Arista Networks Platform is ranked 2nd in Data Center Networking with 11 reviews while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 1st in Data Center Networking with 108 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.4, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Arista Networks Platform writes "Stable with extremely responsive technical support and an easy deployment process". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "Useful reports, highly reliable, and integrates well". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Cisco Nexus, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Cisco Nexus, NETGEAR Switches and Aruba Instant On Switches. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches report.
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