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We performed a comparison between Cisco Nexus and Extreme VDX 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Nexus vs. Extreme VDX report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"Tech support is good.""Cisco Nexus meets all of our requirements.""The solution is stable.""The initial setup is easy.""It's easy to use.""The solution has introduced VPC, Virtual Port Channel, which allows for more redundancy and flexibility.""The most valuable feature is performance.""Cisco Nexus is a stable solution."

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"Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."

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Cons
"It would be nice if the solution offered multiple types of port support.""The operating system needs to be improved. There should be stability in the operating system, and it should not have as many vulnerabilities.""It would be ideal if there was better integration with various other platforms.""The initial setup wasn't simple or user-friendly.""The solution is more expensive than other options on the market.""The licensing is very complicated. They should work to simplify it.""One of the biggest challenges, which I see is that there's a constant evolution in the product. For example, our configuration is based on what is known as traditional data center implementation. Today there is the ACI deployment and to implement, to migrate from one technology to another, that's challenging both from a configuration perspective and also from a cost perspective.""The installation process lasted too long, taking 16 to 24 hours for full completion."

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"Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I thought that it would be less expensive."
  • "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."
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  • "It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.
    Top Answer:Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication.
    Top Answer:Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version.
    Top Answer:Read the documentation of the current model and always create a backup because anything can happen. I was working in a rural area, and the weather kept interfering with signal strengths and bandwidth… more »
    Ranking
    3rd
    out of 15 in LAN Switching
    Views
    5,625
    Comparisons
    4,166
    Reviews
    21
    Average Words per Review
    384
    Rating
    8.4
    22nd
    out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
    Views
    904
    Comparisons
    684
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    439
    Rating
    8.0
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    VDX, Brocade VDX
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    Overview
    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.
    Brocade VDX Switches support Layer 2 and Layer 3 fabrics with open standards and extensive scalability to deliver high performance, capacity, and reliability for data center spine and leaf deployments. It includes the following products: Brocade VDX 6740 SWITCHES, Brocade VDX 6940 SWITCH and Brocade VDX 8770 SWITCH.
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    Sample Customers
    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
    Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government12%
    Healthcare Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government12%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    LAN Switching
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Netgear, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and others in LAN Switching. Updated: September 2022.
    632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Nexus is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 22 reviews while Extreme VDX is ranked 22nd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4, while Extreme VDX is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". Cisco Nexus is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Catalyst Switches, Juniper QFabric, Dell PowerConnect Switches and HPE ProCurve, whereas Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, ExtremeSwitching, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center, VMware NSX and Dell PowerConnect Switches.

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