Sunday, February 3, 2013

Brocade vs Cisco: Hardware Specs Comparison

I just put together a spreadsheet for the Clear Winds sales team on a comparison between Cisco 3750-X switches and below, as opposed to Brocade ICX 6610 switches and below.  When you are comparing apples to apples (and you should), Brocade always seems to win from my perspective.
Here are the apples to apples comparisons:
Cisco 3750-X compares to a Brocade ICX 6610
Cisco 3750G/3560-X compares to a Brocade FCX series/ICX 6610
Cisco 2960-S compares to a Brocade ICX 6450

Note that there will be a difference between 24 and 48 port switching hardware.
Now, with that said, I do mean in hardware specs only.  Cisco certainly has a more feature rich capabilities.  You should always determine if you need those features or not before going with Brocade.  For example, object tracking.
If you decide you are truly doing a hardware comparison and want to have a copy of the spreadsheet I created, you can send me an email and I can give you a copy. Its not completely complete, but its enough to see the hardware differences. And hey, if you do email me looking for it, please ask for it nicely. I don't typically respond well to demands like I've had in the past.  You can email me at .  Thanks.

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