We performed a comparison between Cisco Catalyst 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.
"Cisco comes with built-in software access for network devices."
"It is a pretty good product. I don't see a problem with this product. Cisco Catalyst Switches fit the best for the type of systems that we deploy. Our customers usually are happy with Cisco equipment. Many partners and third parties have ordered this solution."
"Catalyst switches are highly reliable. They have a good product life, they are balanced overall compared to others."
"Catalyst Switches are easy to install."
"We find the product very easy to use."
"They are stable. We haven't had any particular problem with them."
"Cisco Catalyst Switches is very stable, configurable, and durable. It is also easy to manage."
"Technical support is very helpful, even during implementation."
"The solution is stable."
"Cisco Nexus is a stable solution."
"We have found that logical tenant segregation to be the most useful feature."
"When it comes to data centers, Cisco Nexus is the best."
"Technical support has been very, very helpful and they offer good SLAs."
"Cisco is refining the features all the time and you can see this in all the different vendors."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The solution has introduced VPC, Virtual Port Channel, which allows for more redundancy and flexibility."
"Compared to other switches, the Cisco products are expensive."
"The general price of the solution could be cheaper."
"The technical support, in some cases, should be faster and could improve."
"The solution was stable 10 years ago, there is room for improvement in this area."
"The solution could be easy to use, you need a certificate to use it."
"I use the Cisco Catalyst Switches command-line interface(CLI) a lot out in the field, but there are some web interfaces features that are available that I haven't used very much. I'm more comfortable with the CLI, but the web interfaces are very lacking."
"Personal automatization is a feature that should be addressed."
"The technical response could be faster in the future."
"It would be ideal if there was better integration with various other platforms."
"I am looking for a GUI that goes alongside them and more SD-WAN built to their core switches."
"They could improve on having different technologies between product models."
"The software is not as mature as it could be and needs some integration improvements with other orchestrators."
"Nexus switches should be able to support network function virtualization (NFV)."
"The price could be better."
"There may be many bugs which remain unresolved."
"The licensing is very complicated. They should work to simplify it."
Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 1st in LAN Switching with 108 reviews while Cisco Nexus is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 22 reviews. Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6, while Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "Useful reports, highly reliable, and integrates well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, HPE ProCurve, Dell PowerConnect Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Aruba Instant On Switches, whereas Cisco Nexus is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, Juniper QFabric, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Juniper QFX Series Switches and VMware NSX. See our Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. Cisco Nexus report.
We monitor all LAN Switching reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.