Current Analysis Rates OmniSwitch Portfolio Very Strong


At a glance:

Class: Wired Enterprise LAN
Market: Business Technology and Software
Report Date: June 24, 2014
Analyst: Mike Fratto, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology
Overall Rating: Very Strong

Current Analysis rates the ALU-E Wired LAN Infrastructure

“Very Strong” is the recent assessment from Current Analysis of the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN portfolio. Here are some of the key messages from Current Analysis.  We encourage you to download the complete Wired Enterprise LAN Switching Report.

“Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise provides a very strong campus LAN switching line from core to distribution offering a variety of stackable and modular switches of varying port densities and types, including an unusual ruggedized switch positioned for field deployments. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s OS10K, OS6900, and OS9000E are future-proofed with excess capacity in the chassis so upgrades can occur without replacing existing hardware.”

Competitive Strengths

  • The new OmniSwitch 6860(E) is an advanced campus switch with increased performance and PoE power.
  • Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS) is used across the OmniSwitch line and boasts advanced features and a uniform CLI.  AOS has solid security features built-in, which provide consistent policy enforcement as users move around the network.
  • The OmniSwitch line is competitively priced, shortening the ROI and providing an advantage in price sensitive markets.
  • Alcatel-Lucent’s Unified Access provides a converged wired and wireless management platform and solid support for BYOD.
  • Alcatel-Lucent’s Application Fluent Network approach ensures application performance by dynamically identifying, prioritizing, and reporting on application traffic. AFN has multiple capabilities to detect applications across its portfolio.
  • Unified Access strategy focus is helping customers better manage users’ ever increasing mobile experience.
  • TCO is above industry average.  Designed for low-power consumption, integrated PoE+ power management provides the precise power required.
  • Virtual chassis design provides redundancy and streamlines management.

Read the complete Current Analysis Enterprise Wired LAN Switching Report here.

*Note: Current Analysis also recently awarded our data center switching solution with a “Very Strong” rating. Discover the Current Analysis Data Center Switching Infrastructure Report here.