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Time to switch: Cisco Catalyst 6500 is out & Extreme Networks are in

02-Dec-2020 17:29:46 / by ITHQ writer posted in Extreme Networks, Core Infrastructure, Cisco 6500 EOL replacement

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COVID-19 has driven years of digital transformation in a matter of months, in a challenging, locked down market. Many businesses have risen to the challenge of doing more with less, flexing to meet the needs of their customers. In networking, Cisco is being left behind by more customer-focused competitors; just as it retires an infrastructure perennial. Time to switch to Extreme Networks?

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Why are businesses saying no to Cisco as the 6500 series reaches EOL?

02-Dec-2020 17:13:00 / by ITHQ writer posted in Extreme Networks, Core Infrastructure, Cisco 6500 EOL replacement

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Investors before customers?

Cisco, once the go-to for core infrastructure all over the world, is falling out of favour. A few years ago, the mantra for many IT leaders was, ‘You can’t get in trouble for buying Cisco.’

According to our own research into customer sentiment, including interviews with former Cisco customers and forum posts, this is shifting to, ‘ABC: anything but Cisco.’ As Cisco retires its Catalyst 6500 series, we look at why this might be the case.
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