We performed a comparison between Cisco Catalyst 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.
"Cisco comes with built-in software access for network devices."
"The scalability is good."
"The PoE capability of Catalyst Switches is great for using WAPs and other PoE equipment, such as security cameras."
"It is an infrastructure tool, so it is just providing a backend service. Its most useful feature is that it operates on a regular basis. It is reliable."
"The most valuable feature is Catalyst's V-line configuration."
"The installation process is very straightforward."
"The most valuable feature is load balancing."
"The solution is very stable."
"It's very stable."
"We have found the solution to be stable."
"FabricPath's best features are routing, OSPS, ethernet, and performance."
"The most valuable features are the lead time and the high quality of the product."
"The solution has excellent stability."
"The most valuable feature is the central management where the customer can receive all the alerts."
"Its price can be improved. Some devices can be very expensive."
"The solution offers a bit of complexity and you need a specialized workforce."
"The product should work on its pricepoints. It's an expensive solution."
"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."
"Their price should be improved. They are a little bit expensive."
"In an upcoming release, adding SD-WAN capabilities would be a big advantage for our company."
"Its price can be improved. It is currently expensive."
"If Cisco can include management for this protocol in Layer 3, that would be ideal."
"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 prices for FabricPath are very high, and Cisco also takes a long time to deliver products (in Mexico, the delivery time is eight months)."
"The initial setup is a little complex."
"The cloud version of Cisco Fabric Path could be improved."
"The price is a little bit too high."
Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 1st in LAN Switching with 108 reviews while Cisco FabricPath is ranked 5th in LAN Switching with 6 reviews. Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6, while Cisco FabricPath is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "Useful reports, highly reliable, and integrates well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco FabricPath writes "Reliable, simple to set up, and offers good technical support". Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, HPE ProCurve, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Cisco Nexus and Juniper QFabric, whereas Cisco FabricPath is most compared with Juniper QFabric, Cisco Nexus, Brocade VCS, Arista Campus LAN Switches and HPE ProCurve. See our Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. Cisco FabricPath report.
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