At a glance:
Industry analyst firm, Current Analysis has improved Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s rating to “Very Strong” in a recent campus LAN switching product assessment, matching one other vendor as the highest rated in the LAN switching industry. New technologies, such as the latest addition of the OmniSwitch 6860 advanced LAN switch positions Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to offer a comprehensive LAN switching portfolio from data center and core to distribution and access.
Innovative capabilities, including embedded analytics on the new OmniSwitch 6860, integration with ClearPass access management software for full BYOD capabilities, and Unified Access through a converged wired and wireless management platform, helped support the improved rating.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s portfolio diversity was also credited with being “Very Strong” because it offers a full range of products from 10/100 Mbps access switches to high-density 40GbE core switches.
Current Analysis product assessment ratings are published bi-annually. This report is available here for download.
Mike Fratto, principal analyst, Current Analysis
“Enterprises are asking more and more from their networking purchases in support of other business and IT initiatives. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise continues to improve their LAN portfolio allowing customers to employ advanced features and extract more value from the network. As Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise expands the footprint and capabilities of Application Fluent Networking, new and existing customers will have better tools to manage application performance and control from the data center to the client.”