Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?

Justin M. Streiner streiner at
Mon Jan 10 07:19:58 CST 2011

On Mon, 10 Jan 2011, Brandon Kim wrote:

> For those that have been Cisco focused, do you stay fully objective, 
> and are you willing to pitch another vendor knowing that you will have 
> to learn a new IOS? And that that will be your time that you'll have to 
> spend to understand the product and support it?

I work at a multivendor shop - we're not afraid to work with other 
vendors' gear.  There's a lot of Cisco here, but there is a lot of 
non-Cisco here too.

Core routing/switching: Cisco
Access switches: Cisco
Border routers: Juniper
Firewalls: Cisco/Fortinet
Load balancers: F5
Wireless: Cisco
IP Telephony: Avaya
SAN: Cisco/Brocade (I think - I don't touch the storage stuff too much :))
VPNs: Juniper/Fortinet/Cisco (depending on VPN type/application)
UPSs: Emerson(Liebert) and Eaton(Powerware)


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