Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?

Herro91 herro91 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 08:01:40 CST 2011


>From my experience - A key thing to consider from any vendor is their
support - Cisco has great support and a large support organization. I've
seen them turn around complex problems very rapidly for their customers.

Additionally, someone already mentioned investment protection and that Cisco
keeps providing incremental improvements such that older 12000s are still up
and running AND supported.

When making an important purchase, these are among the top IMHO.

HTH....
On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 8:18 AM, Chuck Anderson <cra at wpi.edu> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 11:10:16PM -0800, Scott Weeks wrote:
> > To be fair to Cisco and maybe I'm way off here. But it seems they do
> > come out with a way to do things first which then become a standard
> > that they have to follow.
> >
> > ISL/DOT1Q
> > HSRP/VRRP
> > etherchannel/LACP
>
> Yes, and then they keep their proprietary implementation instead of
> phasing it out, and no one migrates to the standard one which leads to
> vendor lockin.
>
>



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