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View 112 Tolly Group and Miercom lab tests that compare Cisco products to competitor products.

Tolly       Miercom       Gartner

Gartner Reports: Debunking the Myth of the Single-Vendor Network
  The Disaggregation of the Enterprise Network

112 Competitive Lab Test Results:

  1. ADTRAN NetVanta 3200 Access Router vs. Cisco 1720/1751V Access Router with Firewall
  2. ADTRAN NetVanta 3430 vs. Cisco 1841 and Cisco 2811
  3. Aerohive AP330 vs. Cisco Meraki MR24
  4. Alcatel Ascend MAX 6096 vs. Cisco AS5300
  5. Alcatel IP PBX vs. Cisco IP PBX
  6. Alcatel Livingston PortMaster 3 vs. Cisco AS5300
  7. Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR vs. Cisco ASR 9000
  8. Alcatel Lucent MAX 6096 vs. Cisco AS5300
  9. Alcatel Lucent PortMaster 3 vs. Cisco AS5300
  10. Ariel RS4200 vs. Cisco AS5300
  11. Arista Networks 7100 vs. Cisco Nexus 5000 - Read the very detailed response on the test results
  12. Arista Networks 7148SX Switch vs. Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch
  13. Aruba AP-105, Aruba AP-125, Aruba 6000 Controller vs. Cisco AP 3500 Series, Cisco Wireless Control System, Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco 3350 Mobility Services Engine
  14. Aruba AP-125 vs. Cisco AIR-LAP-1252AG
  15. Aruba AP-125 vs. Cisco Aironet 3502i, 1142N cost/capacity analysis and appendix
  16. Aruba AP-70, Aruba 800 Controller vs. Cisco AP 1242, Cisco 4402 Wireless LAN Controller
  17. Aruba 5000 WLAN vs. Cisco Airespace 4012 WLAN
  18. Aruba Instant 135 vs. Cisco Meraki MR24
  19. Avaya 9600 VoIP Phones vs. Cisco 7900 VoIP Phones
  20. Avaya CS 1000 vs. Cisco UCM
  21. Avaya/Extreme IP Telephony Infrastructure vs. Cisco IP Telephony Infrastructure
  22. Avaya IP PBX vs. Cisco IP PBX
  23. Brocade DCX vs. Cisco MDS 9513 and Cisco MDS 9509 - April 09
  24. Brocade DCX vs. Cisco MDS 9513 and Cisco MDS 9509 - February 09
  25. Brocade Foundry BigIron 8000 vs. Cisco Catalyst 6500
  26. Brocade Foundry Control Plane vs. Cisco Catalyst 6500
  27. Brocade Silkworm 2400 vs. Cisco MDS 9509
  28. Check Point NGX R65 vs. Cisco ASA 5580-40
  29. Check Point VPN-1 NG Firewall vs. Cisco PIX 515E Firewall
  30. Check Point VPN-1 Pro vs. Cisco ASA 5520
  31. Citrix NetScaler Enterprise Edition 12000 vs. Cisco ACE (Application Control Engine Module) 8-Gbps
  32. Dell PowerConnect 6248 Ethernet Switch vs. Cisco 2960, 2960-S and 3750-X-48 Catalyst Switches
  33. D-Link DES-3528 xStack and DES-3528P xStack vs. Cisco SF300-24, SF300-24P and SF300-28
  34. Enterasys Dragon Security Command Console (DSCC) vs. Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (Cisco Security MARS)
  35. Enterasys XSR-1805 security router vs. Cisco 1751 router
  36. Enterasys XSR-1805 security router vs. Cisco 1751 and 2651XM competitive VPN test
  37. Enterasys XSR-1850 security router vs. Cisco 2651XM multiservice router
  38. Extreme BlackDiamond vs. Cisco Catalyst 6500
  39. Extreme BlackDiamond 6808 vs. Cisco Catalyst 6509
  40. Extreme BlackDiamond/Summit vs. Cisco Catalyst Switches
  41. F5 BIG-IP 3400, 6400 and 8800 vs. Cisco ACE 4710
  42. F5 BIG-IP 8400 v9.2.3 vs. Cisco 6500 Application Control Engine Module v A.1.3
  43. F5 BIG-IP 8800 LTM vs. Cisco ACE (Application Control Engine Module) 8-Gbps
  44. Force10 ExaScale E-Series E1200i Core Switch vs. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 18
  45. Fortinet FortiGate 1000 vs. Cisco ASA 5520
  46. Fortinet FortiMail-4000A vs. Cisco IronPort C350 E-mail Security Appliance
  47. HP 2920 Switch vs. Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 3750-X Switches
  48. HP 3800 Switch vs. Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Switch   View Appendix
  49. HP 3Com 5500G-EI 48-Port Switch vs. Cisco Catalyst 3750G-48TS Gigabit Ethernet Switch  |  Spanish
  50. HP 3Com 7700R vs. Cisco 4507R/6509
  51. HP 3Com TippingPoint vs. Cisco IPS 4255
  52. HP 3Com Total Control 1000 vs. Cisco AS5300
  53. HP E2510-24, E2610-24PT, E2610-24/12PWR and E2810-24G vs. Cisco SF300-24, SF300-24P and SF300-28
  54. HP E2610 and E5500G Switches vs. Cisco 2960, 2960-S and 3750-X-48 Catalyst Switches
  55. HP E5400 zl and HP 8200 zl Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst 3750-X and 4500 Switches
  56. HP BladeSystem c7000 with ProLiant BL460c G6 Servers vs. Cisco UCS 5100 with B200 Servers
  57. HP MSM422 AP, HP MSM760 Controller vs. Cisco AP 3500 Series, Cisco Wireless Control System, Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco 3350 Mobility Services Engine
  58. HP ProCurve vs. Cisco TCO Comparison
  59. HP ProCurve 2600 vs. Cisco Catalyst 3560G/E & 3750G/E
  60. HP ProCurve Switch 2626-PWR vs. Cisco Catalyst Express 500
  61. HP ProCurve 2626 and 2650 Layer 2/3 Switches vs. Cisco Catalyst 2960-24TC and 48TC
  62. HP ProCurve 3400cl vs. Cisco Catalyst 3750G
  63. IBM BNT Nortel Layer 2/3 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter vs. Cisco Catalyst 6509 Switch
  64. IBM BNT RackSwitch G8000 vs. Cisco 2960, 2960-S and 3750-X-48 Catalyst Switches
  65. IBM BNT RackSwitch G8100 and G8124 vs. Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switch
  66. IBM BNT RackSwitch G8264 vs. Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch
  67. InfoExpress DNAC vs. Cisco NAC/Cisco Clean Access
  68. Juniper ERX-1440 vs. Cisco 10000
  69. Juniper EX4200 Switch vs. Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Switch   View Appendix
  70. Juniper EX4500 Switch vs. Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch
  71. Juniper EX8216 Ethernet Switch vs. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 18
  72. Juniper M10i vs. Cisco 7604
  73. Juniper MX 960 vs. Cisco ASR 9000
  74. Juniper NetScreen-204 Firewall vs. Cisco PIX 515E Firewall
  75. Juniper NetScreen-208 vs. Cisco ASA 5520
  76. Juniper NS-5200 vs. Cisco ASA 5580-40
  77. Juniper SRX3600 Firewall vs. Cisco ASA 5585-X Enterprise Firewall
  78. Juniper T640 vs. Cisco 12810
  79. Linksys SRW248G4 48-Port 10/100 + 4-Port Gigabit Switch with WebView vs. Cisco WS-C2960-48TT-L Catalyst 2960 48-Port Ethernet Switch
  80. McData Intrepid 6140 vs. Cisco MDS 9509
  81. Meru AP208, Meru MC3000 Controller vs. Cisco AP 1242, Cisco 4402 Wireless LAN Controller
  82. Meru AP320 vs. Cisco AIR-LAP-1252AG
  83. Meru AP320 3.4.SR3-113 vs. Cisco 1252 IOS 12.4(10B)JA
  84. Meru AP320, Meru MC4100 WLAN Controller vs. Cisco AP 3500 Series, Cisco Wireless Control System, Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco 3350 Mobility Services Engine
  85. Meru WLAN System vs. Cisco WLAN Solution
  86. Motorola AirDefense vs. Cisco CleanAir
  87. Motorola AP-7131N, Motorola AirDefense 1250 Services Console, Motorola AirDefense M520 Sensor, Motorola RFS7000 Controller vs. Cisco AP 3500 Series, Cisco Wireless Control System, Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco 3350 Mobility Services Engine
  88. Motorola Symbol WS 5000 Wireless Switch vs. Cisco Aironet 1220 AP, also available - White Paper
  89. NETGEAR ProSafe FSM726 and ProSafe GSM7224 vs. Cisco SF300-24, SF300-24P and SF300-28
  90. Network Chemistry RFprotect 5.0 vs. Cisco 4400 WLC 4.0 and WCS 4.0 Server
  91. Nokia IP2450 vs. Cisco ASA 5580-40
  92. Nortel vs. Cisco TCO Comparison
  93. Nortel BES50GE-24T PWR SMB Switch vs. Cisco Catalyst Express 500
  94. Nortel ERS 2500 & 4500 vs. Cisco Catalyst 3560G/E & 3750G/E
  95. Nortel ERS 2526T and ERS 2550T vs. Cisco Catalyst 2960-24TC and 48TC
  96. Nortel Secure Router 4134 vs. Cisco ISR 3845
  97. Nortel 4548GT Switch vs. Cisco 2960, 2960-S and 3750-X-48 Catalyst Switches
  98. Nortel ERS 4548GT-PWR vs. Cisco Catalyst 3560G-48PS and 3750G-48PS
  99. Nortel 5510-48T Ethernet Routing Switch vs. Cisco Catalyst 3750G-48TS Gigabit Ethernet
  100. Nortel vs. Cisco: LAN and WAN Infrastructure Cost Comparison
  101. Q1 Labs QRadar vs. Cisco Security MARS
  102. Riverbed RiOS WAN Optimization vs. Cisco WAAS
  103. Riverbed Steelhead 6020 vs. Cisco WAE-7371
  104. ShoreTel IP PBX vs. Cisco IP PBX
  105. ShoreTel Unified Communications System vs. Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  106. Siemens HiPath Wireless Manager HiGuard vs. Cisco 4400 WLC 4.0 and WCS 4.0 Server
  107. Siemens IP PBX vs. Cisco IP PBX
  108. Trapeze MP-432 Access Point, Trapeze MX-200R Controller vs. Cisco AP 3500 Series, Cisco Wireless Control System, Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco 3350 Mobility Services Engine
  109. U4EA Technologies GoS 2.0 vs. Cisco LLQ
  110. Vyatta 1.1.2 vs. Cisco 2821 Integrated Services Router
  111. Vyatta BGP Performance vs. Cisco 7204VXR Router
  112. Xirrus Wi-Fi Array vs. Cisco Aironet 3502i, 1142N cost/capacity analysis and appendix

Extreme Networks

Competitive vendor analysis: 10GbE and 40GbE switches by chassis and rack

A comparison of the Arista 7508, Brocade MLXe-8, Cisco Nexus 7010, Dell Force 10 E600i, Extreme BlackDiamond 8810, Extreme BlackDiamond X8, HP 12508, Juniper EX8208 and the Juniper QFX3008 switches.
 

The Lippis Report

Lippis Test Reports:

10/40GbE switch performance/power test report - December 2011

The report details test results of the following products:

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 10K
Aclatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6900-40X
Arista 7504 Series Data Center Switch
Arista 7124SX 10G SFP Data Center Switch
Arista 7050S-64 10/40G Data Center Switch
IBM BNT RackSwitch G8124
IBM BNT RackSwitch G8264
Brocade VDXTM 6720-24 Data Center Switch
Brocade VDXTM 6730-32 Data Center Switch
Extreme Networks BlackDiamond X8
Extreme Networks Summit X670V
Dell/Force10 S-Series S4810
Hitachi Cable, Apresia15000-64XL-PSR
Juniper Network EX Series EX8200 Ethernet Switch
Mellanox/Voltaire VantageTM 6048

 

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