Brocade VCS vs Cisco Nexus comparison

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We performed a comparison between Brocade VCS and Cisco Nexus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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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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    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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    10th
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    324
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    Average Words per Review
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    3rd
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    5,872
    Comparisons
    4,426
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    19
    Average Words per Review
    373
    Rating
    8.4
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    Overview
    Brocade VCS fabric technology helps organization create efficient data center networks that just works. Ethernet fabric built using Brocade VCS fabric technology provides unmatched automation, scalability, efficiency, and VM awareness compared to traditional network architecture and competitive fabric offerings. VCS helps eliminate many of the limitations of traditional Ethernet networks in the data center.
    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
    Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, PayPerCloud, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
    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
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government9%
    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 Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Brocade VCS is ranked 10th in Data Center Networking while Cisco Nexus is ranked 3rd in Data Center Networking with 20 reviews. Brocade VCS is rated 0.0, while Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". Brocade VCS is most compared with Cisco FabricPath and Cisco Catalyst Switches, whereas Cisco Nexus is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Catalyst Switches, Juniper QFX Series Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches and HPE ProCurve.

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