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What is Ethernet Switches?

IT Central Station members were asked what aspects are most important when evaluating Ethernet switches and the consensus was: compatibility with the system's needed functions (for example VLAN compatible), gigabit connectivity, interoperability, open API, and performance. Ease of administration, use, and maintenance/management are also necessary components. Many users also mentioned port ratio, PoE, and reliability.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
ICT Infrastructure Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 25 2016

What is most valuable?

Its features are, in principle, quite standard and basic, so I cannot give you any extra information about these features. They integrate nicely with IMC, the management platform.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is to connect everybody in the office. You cannot imagine working nowadays without being connected to the network for computing, coding, and streaming. This is mandatory.

What needs improvement?

The main one would be to have more basic parameters available on the web interface. There are too many basic parameters that you have to change in the command line. This means you need to train your people regarding the command line, even... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Real User
Head Of. Comm at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 11 2016

What is most valuable?

The valuable features are: * Reliability and consistency of service * Standard core functions you would expect from a network switch * Demonstration of price against performance.

What needs improvement?

I don't know all the products and all the background, but the issue is the single pane of management. Things like a single window to manage all the devices and better integration make a product or a company competitive. I guess having a competitive edge on that would be good. There is a little bit of routing from the HPE ProCurve switches. All the integration is... more»

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Andrew s baker asb lion li?1414332400
Real User
Cybersecurity & IT Professional (VirtualCIO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of NETGEAR Ethernet Switches?

Valuable Features QoS Port trunking PoE+ Netgear has solid, cost-effective switches with enterprise functionality that I am very happy deploying on my network, and on SMB customer networks. • Improvements to My Organization I put together a mesh configuration of GS108E and GS110TP switches for several customers to allow them to setup a full High-Availability (HA) configuration between two different ISP devices (modems/routers with only a single customer link each) so there was complete failover between each firewall and each ISP device. The devices are easy to deploy, easy to configure, and easy to upgrade, especially with their Smart Control Center (SCC) software. • Room for Improvement A slightly, more featureful CLI interface would be great. • Use of Solution I...
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Real User
Techvangelist & CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

Manageable features, which we heavily used like web GUI and SNMP, except they failed in our environment. Unfortunately, this made them a wash for us. ProCurve switches were what replaced them eventually.

How has it helped my organization?

They did not because in the factory area they kept failing, otherwise they were fine. That was not good enough after three Cisco and three Netgears all failed.

What needs improvement?

Make them tougher and more ruggedized for warmer and Industrial types of environments, and HumiSeal the main boards and internal components.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Analyst
Founder and Principal Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 23 2017

What is most valuable?

They've had a commitment over the last five years to be amongst the most open out there. They are very easy to deploy and manage, and offer a lifetime warranty. Most other vendors who have tried this, have shied away from it. I think recently they have focused on building a highly programmable and open OS so you can create a very large ecosystem around it.

What needs improvement?

Building a bigger ecosystem around them, not just wired/wireless, but there's being able to bring other HP areas such as server and storage groups. At the moment, they operate as separate business areas, and they could clean that up a bit. Also, the technical support needs improvement,
Add dmitriyronkin
Real User
Networking Specialist at Transportation
Jun 12 2017

What do you think of Cisco Ethernet Switches?

Valuable Features Versatility and streamlined IOS Availability of expertise on the market (resources) • Improvements to My Organization Streamlined IOS helped to develop templates for Ethernet Switches without worrying of compatibility of commands in regards to hardware platforms. Modularity of Industrial switches (IE3000) provides flexibility in solutions yet based on one platform. Vast array of Industrial models (IE2000, IE3000, IE4000, IE5000). • Room for Improvement Acceptance of open source trends (there is slight move already - just keep going) • Use of Solution 10 years overall for all switching/routing products. Industrial switches for last 5 years. • Deployment Issues No • Stability Issues No • Scalability Issues Well, need more pro-active...
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Network Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

We're using the Converge series of switches, and we're quite happy with the easy-to-use common line. They're easy to administer and manage, and never have any major problems. They're stable and reliable.

How has it helped my organization?

We're able to offer every user very high-speed internet for both transferring data and downloading from the network. This is a solution that actually works best in a very high-speed environment.

What needs improvement?

All its features fit our needs right now. It's not too pricey and it's not a series that will end any time soon. We stick with what we know.
Shiromi jayawardena li?1414332909
Real User
System Engineer Monitoring and Response at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 23 2017

What do you think of Cisco Ethernet Switches?

Competitive strength – Cisco and Juniper are a good fit in any data centre. Competitive weaknesses – Cisco takes a proprietary spin on standards, increasing fear of vendor lock-in and cost to replace. Juniper has to spend time explaining the technology. Cisco’s Nexus portfolio is broad and complex, requiring advanced skills to design, deploy and manage which increases costs. Juniper’s market share remains small compared to equally well-known competitors and calls into question the company’s ability to execute and attract channel and other partners. Current Perspective – Cisco switches remains a leader in the data centre due to both market presence and portfolio breadth. Cisco switches continues to win new customers based on both its portfolio and its...
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Real User
Senior Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 01 2018

What is most valuable?

DNA Center is very interesting in automating the setup and monitoring as with each occurrence it gets easier to troubleshoot and provides an impression about what could be the problem.

How has it helped my organization?

* Good and stable operational experience with nearly no loss of hardware and very few software bugs. * Plug and play works now. * DNA is a very good way to do the configuration of all the equipment.

What needs improvement?

Location of customers to connect clients to the servers and transport the data and VoIP in parallel with QoS and NBAR with 802.1X.
Anonymous avatar x80
User
External Plant Coordinator with 201-500 employees
Feb 04 2018

What do you think of Juniper Ethernet Switches?

Primary Use Case The primary use is as a datacenter, as aggregation and access switches. They are also used in wireless nodes in the core switch segment receiving all last mile services, as in optical fiber. • Improvements to My Organization Juniper supports all our connectivity infrastructure in our datacenter, supporting optimal availability and performance for services. • Valuable Features The Virtual Chassis, because you have a centralized administration of a set of switches which makes the operation more efficient. • Room for Improvement Support prices and licensing scheme need to be improved to allow some features to be purchased at lower costs, for example, RPM. • Use of Solution Three to five years. • Previous Solutions We previously used Cisco. •...

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Nuno silva li?1414331275
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Systems Administration and Communications with relevance to core network, voice and data, VoIP, Switching and Routing, Cisco, and Network Security Windows and Unix/Linux Systems Datacenter operations Fiber optics implementation Outsourcing projects management Wholesale Telecommunications
Reviewed Cisco Ethernet Switches: Remote management and monitoring, multi-layer...
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I lead an IT firm specializing in network engineering. We offer consulting and implementation services.
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Providing network and computer consulting services to the business and consumer markets. Specialties:Areas of specialization: *Core and backbone routing/switching technologies *FW configuration and management *Network management tools including Radius authentication for network devices and... more>>

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