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LAN Switching
September 2022
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Fraud Risk Analyst at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to use, reliable, and reasonably priced
Pros and Cons
  • "Cisco Switches are more stable in terms of hardware and firmware, rather than Juniper Switches."
  • "In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco switches."

What is our primary use case?

Cisco Catalyst Switches is our core switch.

What is most valuable?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are easy to use.

They are user-friendly.

It's a common product to use.

Cisco Catalyst Switches is the best product that we use.

We have a lot of security modules, but we don't have any problems with switches.

Cisco Switches are more stable in terms of hardware and firmware, rather than Juniper Switches.

We think it's popular. We prefer to use Cisco CLI commands rather than Juniper CLI commands.

What needs improvement?

Cisco Catalyst Switches could be more secure.

In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco switches.

For how long have I used the solution?

The core Cisco Catalyst Switch is 4507.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are scalable, and we use them for the entire team.

We don't need an upgrade right now because we're transitioning to another product that's already in place and ready in our infrastructure.

We have 500 users in our company.

We don't have any plans to increase our usage.

How are customer service and support?

We don't have any issues with the technical support.

I believe we contacted support for the core switch once, and they helped us with the firmware, which we upgraded. It was, however, about five years ago.

Years ago, we didn't use any kind of support. But I believe it is working, and they are working threefold with no problems.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use several products such as Cisco Switches, Access Points, Linksys, and Fortinet FortiGate.

We use an older version of Cisco Access Points, 4400, I believe.

Before Catalyst, we used Extreme Switches. We worked with Extreme Switches for five years.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. We have previous experience with Cisco switches. We can easily assist with any upgrades or support. It is very simple for us.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is fine. 

It is reasonably priced because we have already conducted a tender, allowing Cisco and other vendors to compete for the best price.

We did not renew the support.

It was a good price because, as I previously stated, we held a tender for purchasing and received the best offer.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to my colleagues.

I would rate Cisco Catalyst Switches a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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GM Technical Management at PT. DATACOMM DIANGRAHA
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Comprehensive features, straightforward setup, and responsive support

What is our primary use case?

We use the Arista Networks Platform for our data center features.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the Arista Networks Platform are the EVPN and VXLAN. It has comprehensive features.

What needs improvement?

The overall price of the Arista Networks Platform is expensive. It should be reduced.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the Arista Networks Platform for approximately four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Arista Networks Platform is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the Arista Networks Platform is good.

How are customer service and support?

I was satisfied with the technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used Extreme previously.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the Arista Networks Platform is straightforward. It took use approximately a half-day to complete.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation in-house.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the Arista Networks Platform could be less expensive for the hardware and license.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others is to learn from the Arista team to have better knowledge and understanding before deployment. It does help.

I rate Arista Networks Platform a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Buyer's Guide
LAN Switching
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