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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Nokia Ethernet Service Switch and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"I know this solution for many years. I know the GUI and commands, and they are useful for me. I have all the functions that I want.""This product is widely available and the warranty is very good.""Its performance and reliability are valuable.""It's all-encompassing and can help you in all these different areas. If people realize that they want something that's going to work, that's pretty foolproof, then Cisco's always worth the investment.""Cisco is the world leader in these systems. The expertise they have is very good compared to others. We can trust Cisco from a technical perspective.""As I am Cisco certified, I like the way that I can program them.""Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable.""It's for industry products, so it's easy to use."

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"The most valuable feature is the product's availability.""On several occasions we encountered major issues with the solution and have found the Nokia technical support to be quite supportive."

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Cons
"If Cisco Ethernet Switches can work both on-prem and in the cloud, it would be an advantage.""Cisco is not user-friendly. It would be best if you had a technical expert. The graphical user interface is more like a command line, and most functionalities are on the command line.""Very highly priced in comparison to other similar products.""Technical support could be better. Firmware upgrades should be better. We have an issue with upgrading the firmware. It's not upgradable. I think it should be easy to improve and upgrade the firmware.""It would be good for Cisco to provide certification to our engineers for our IT infrastructure. Basically to train and certify our engineers.""The price could be better.""In terms of features, all features are there. I can't find anything new that needs to be added. Its price, however, is a bit higher than other brands and can be improved.""Its management should be improved."

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"I would prefer that all the licenses be open for our use.""The segment routing could be improved, and they could also transfer a lot of legacy to the cloud domain."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The last time I bought a 24-port switch, which was a while ago, I paid about five or six thousand Euros. In this part of the world, that's quite expensive for us."
  • "These switches are expensive, but they are an excellent buy and definitely have value for the investment."
  • "We are happy with the pricing from Cisco."
  • "The price is a bit on the high side."
  • "Cisco now has more products that are priced for small businesses, so they do have some cheaper models."
  • "Price is a pain point for us. We've lost a lot of bids, and the reason has been that we majorly quoted Cisco devices. Some of our competitors quoted other devices like Ubiquity or Microchip. Some even quoted this Chinese product TP-Link, and they won the bid over us because we quoted Cisco. Meanwhile, the major reason why we quoted Cisco is reliability and stability from day one. They also last longer. The prices could be worked on so that they become more affordable. We had to deploy a city-wide WiFi network, and we were working in conjunction with Google. Because of the price, even Google recommended a product called Ruckus, so we used Ruckus over Cisco. Its price and license were the main reasons. You have to pay to renew the license every year. Even though you also renew the licenses for Ruckus, but they are much cheaper than Cisco. So, while I would recommend Cisco any time, the trouble remains with the pricing."
  • "The price is on the higher side."
  • "In addition to the fees being high, you pay for support which is also on the higher side."
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  • "The price of the solution is very competitive in comparison with that of the competition."
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    The most valuable feature is the product's availability.
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    The segment routing could be improved, and they could also transfer a lot of legacy to the cloud domain.
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    Also Known As
    Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
    Nokia ESS, Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, Nokia 7450 ESS
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    Overview
    Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.

    The Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) family of Carrier Ethernet switch routers is designed to deliver advanced Carrier Ethernet services. It also provides the ideal platform for the metro Ethernet aggregation of fixed and mobile networks.

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    Linz AG
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm9%
    University9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 60 reviews while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is ranked 25th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nokia Ethernet Service Switch writes "A stable solution which is competitively priced and offers good support". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Juniper Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Brocade Ethernet Switches, whereas Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is most compared with Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches. See our Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Nokia Ethernet Service Switch report.

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