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Extreme VDX is #23 ranked solution in top Ethernet Switches. PeerSpot users give Extreme VDX an average rating of 8 out of 10. Extreme VDX is most commonly compared to Cisco Catalyst Switches: Extreme VDX vs Cisco Catalyst Switches. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 30% of all views.
What is Extreme VDX?
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.

Extreme VDX was previously known as VDX, Brocade VDX.

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Extreme VDX Customers
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
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Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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Good management, good stability and good scalability
Pros and Cons
  • "The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features."
  • "The only problem is that at the moment it's an Extreme product and Extreme is not really pushing it. They have to make up for weak innovation and I'm not sure if they want to do that."

What is most valuable?

The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

Brocade sold the VDX product line to Extreme Networks. Extreme have now different fabric tchnologies. L2 Fabrics from Brocade (VDX) and Avaya, L3 Fabrics from Brocade (SLX). So, it is difficult to make a dicision, what will be the next strategic Approach for Extreme. There was not really Firmware Upgrades over the last two years, so it Looks like, the VDX will loose this battle.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution since its first release.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We've never had to reach out to technical support.

How was the initial setup?

Very easy, plug-and-play.

What other advice do I have?

The solution is quite good overall. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

It's now part of Extreme and Extreme is no longer pushing it as a product. I haven't seen any development of this product over the last year and that is the main issue with the solution. There have been no newer releases and no really good bug fixes. I don't need new features, but having a new release or having some higher speed levels on there, just might be nice. I don't know if the solution has a future because the company doesn't seem to be investing in updates or improvements.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.