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Pros
"These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure.""The most valuable feature is the ease of configuration."

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"Cisco provides very good support services.""The operating system is great.""The scalability is good.""As there are many who are knowledgeable of this technology, this translates into extensive support for it.""It is easy to use.""Cisco Catalyst Switches is very stable, configurable, and durable. It is also easy to manage.""It is a stable and good product. It is also easy to install.""The configuration and command set are user-friendly."

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Cons
"There is no OEM support in India so RMAs need to be sent to France, which takes a long time if the hardware is faulty."

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"Pricing mainly is the only issue.""The product should work on its pricepoints. It's an expensive solution.""Out of the competition, Cisco switches are easily the most expensive.""Cisco forces end-users to accept billing for some capabilities or services that they may not want.""The solution is quite expensive for our clients. It's a pain point for some companies. They should work to reduce the price.""Cisco is weird about their pricing models, so that's one problem. Their operating system is also a little outdated.""If they worked on lowering the price, they would be able to attract more customers.""The general price of the solution could be cheaper."

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  • "The price is okay. It's comparable to similar switches."
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  • "The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support."
  • "The cost of a license before COVID and before the lockdown was approximately three lakh 70,000 in Indian Rupees. After this COVID situation, the cost has gone down to two lakh 46,000 rupees."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000."
  • "The solution is probably the most expensive, but users who want the best need to pay the premium."
  • "Cisco products are not that cheap."
  • "Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available."
  • "I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance."
  • "These switches are expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure.
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    I can't think of anything that needs to be improved.
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    These are our core switches; we use them for networking. Within our organization, there are roughly 30 people using these switches. All maintenance is handled by two staff members.
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    Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing functions but there are many different models within the same 2960 line, and on the… more »
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    The solution is easy to implement and quick to deploy.
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    The licensing costs vary. If you buy a lot, the costs are lower, however, if you only need a few, the costs are very, very high. You can also pay for additional support that guarantees four-hour or… more »
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    Rating
    8.5
    2nd
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    Average Words per Review
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    Also Known As
    Alcatel Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches, OmniSwitch, OmniSwitch LAN Switches
    Cisco Catalyst, Catalyst
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    Sample Customers
    Advocate Health Care, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Azienda Ospedaliera della Provincia di Lodi, Centre Hospitalier Carcassonne, Certis Cisco Security, China Tianchen Engineering Corporation Co. LTD, City of Frankfurt, Dongseo University
    Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor Arena
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company16%
    University12%
    Government12%
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    University12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is ranked 11th in LAN Switching with 2 reviews while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 99 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is rated 8.6, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches writes "Easy to configure and the security features are good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "This gives us control of our throughput traffic but it comes with mandatory options that increase cost". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve and Cisco Nexus, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches and QSC Q-SYS NS Series. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches report.

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